SAFE BOATING: Operation Dry Water

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One week from Frday you’ll notice more law enforcement agencies on the water.

Operation Dry Water runs from June 28th through the 30th. It’s an effort to draw attention to the hazards of boating under the influence.

That means state law enforcement agencies will have an increased presence and conducting check points and breath tests.

“The effects of alcohol can be intensified when combined with wind and wave action and an extended time spent in the sun,” says Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The legal limit for operating a boat is the same for operating a car, .08 percent BAC.

Last year, Mississippi River boaters racked up the highest number of boating while intoxicated arrests at 32.

Saylorville Lake came in second at 16.