This just in: Results from 2019 Operation Dry Water

Editor’s note: The information in this blog post was pulled from a news release issued Jan. 28, 2020, on behalf of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

The Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety is sharing the latest results from 2019’s Operation Dry Water, a nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign to deter boating under the influence.

During the concentrated enforcement weekend of July 5-7, 2019, over 7,500 law enforcement officers from 736 local, state, and federal agencies participated in Operation Dry Water, resulting in a total of 563 BUI arrests. In addition, officers made contact with over 271,000 boaters while patrolling U.S. waterways, in order to help raise awareness about the significant dangers related to boating under the influence.   

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, coordinates the Operation Dry Water campaign in partnership with law enforcement agencies and outreach partners nationwide.

For more details on the campaign, check out NASBLA’s 2019 Operation Dry Water Annual Report or visit  

For information about the Coast Guard’s boating safety program, visit

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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