In recent years, about half of the boating related-fatalities in Minnesota have involved alcohol. Boating under the influence is a problem, and one the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and its local, county, state and federal law enforcement partners will target July 2-4 during Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at deterring boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol. During this time, public safety agencies across the state will increase patrols for people operating boats while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The goal of Operation Dry Water is to reduce the number of BWI-related boating accidents and fatalities. Nearly half of the deadly boating accidents in Minnesota involve alcohol. More information about Operation Dry Water can be found online at OperationDryWater.org.