Weather curtails Operation Dry Water enforcement

Wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism had to shut down most of their planned Operation Dry Water enforcement efforts.


Rainfall prompted wardens to conduct a more limited approach. Wildlife, Parks and Tourism was involved with Operation Dry Water to get more information out about the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol. Operations Capt. Dan Melson:

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Boating under the influence isn't as publicized as driving under the influence, but Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wardens say the dangers are more numerous for boaters than they are for drivers. Those dangers get enhanced because the natural movement of the waves can also be distracting for drivers.

Two arrests were lodged along with close to 30 violation citations, another 27 violation warnings and close to 20 arrests for other crimes.

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