Coast Guard, state and local authorities conduct Operation Dry Water throughout Alaska

The Coast Guard, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Alaska State Troopers, along with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are conducting Operation Dry Water throughout Alaska, Thursday through Sunday.

Operation Dry Water is a national campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water.

The operation focuses on spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence as well as changing cultural acceptance of boating while intoxicated.

Boaters can expect to see an increased law enforcement presence on waters throughout Alaska.

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