Texas Parks and Wildlife

Operation Dry Water Reporting

Required for Law Enforcement Participants

Thank you to all the law enforcement agencies and USCG units who participated in the Operation Dry Water Weekend, July 4 - 6, 2024!

Immediately following the Operation Dry Water weekend, we ask that participating agencies/USCG report the activity from their Operation Dry Water patrols so we can determine the impact and success of this year's campaign. Please submit your report form as quickly as possible following Operation Dry Water weekend.

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Officer Jarred Coffing - 2020 ODW OOTY

Operation Dry Water Awards program

Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Operation Dry Water Awards Program. 

The Operation Dry Water Awards Program recognizes law enforcement officers and agencies that are making a positive impact on boating under the influence (BUI). Deadline for nominations is August 15, 2024.

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Boating Under the Influence Dashboard

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) 

Report & Dashboard

The Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Report and Dashboard were produced in 2019 to act as a common knowledge base of resources and data to document what is currently known about the problem of alcohol use on the water. An authoritative report as well as a public portal has been developed for use by national, state and local recreational boating safety program managers, policy makers and other stake holders.

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Peterlin Family

Operation Dry Water PSA

Cynthia & Sophie Peterlin

In September of 2012 mother and daughter, Cynthia and Sophie Peterlin, were killed as a result of a boating crash involving an impaired boat operator on Lake Englebright, California. Their family, Brock and Alek (sons/brothers) and Brian Korek (brother/uncle) tell their story of what happened from that day on, when their family members didn't return home.

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National Boating Under the Influence Awareness and Enforcement Campaign


About BUI

Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths.

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ODW Campaign

Operation Dry Water is a national year-round campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence.

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Law Enforcement agencies can register now to participate in the national ODW campaign.

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Heightened Enforcement Weekend

July 4 – 6, 2024

Campaign Resources

Law enforcement agencies and organizations can find information regarding the Operation Dry Water campaign and the heightened awareness and enforcement weekend here. The following materials will help officers with the initiative of spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence and removing impaired boaters from our nation’s waterways.

Participating Agencies

Want to see which agencies and USCG stations are participating in Operation Dry Water 2024 near you? Visit the participating agencies page to see the full list of who is already registered.

Press Room

Check out this year’s Operation Dry Water press kit and other media releases highlighting information on the nation’s boating under the influence campaign. Also, access past media releases and press kits to learn more about the campaign.

Outreach Materials

Media professionals and boating safety educators: Please use the following materials to help spread awareness of the danger of boating under the influence and the Operation Dry Water campaign.

Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are a powerful way to get messages out to the boating public. Operation Dry Water has produced multiple national PSAs and is proud to promote the products and efforts of other law enforcement agencies who have produced PSAs for their state.


Want to stay up-to-date on the Operation Dry Water campaign and be notified when new resources are made available? In case you missed a newsletter, all Operation Dry Water newsletters are available here. Subscribe to the ODW newsletter now!


Since the launch of Operation Dry Water in 2009, the number of boating fatalities with alcohol named as a contributing factor has decreased in the United States*. Check out the impact that Operation Dry Water has made on eliminating impaired operators from the water and educating boaters about the dangers of BUI throughout the course of the campaign’s history.

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About Operation Dry Water

Heightened Enforcement Weekend

Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related incidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

Operation Dry Water's heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend takes place annually around July fourth, a holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating, and deadly incidents.

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