The MN DNR is part of an enhanced public safety effort called Operation Dry Water.

Lisa Dugan says it is all part of bringing awareness to boating under the influence.

Dugan says, “A lot of people think you need to drink while boating to have a good time. Well actually quite the opposite is true and unfortunately, there are so many tragedies.”

Dugan says in 2019 alcohol was a primary factor in 30 percent of boating fatalities.