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Operation Dry Water begins Saturday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Coast Guard and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are working with local police across the state to coordinate and step up enforcement efforts to curb drunken boating as the July Fourth holiday approaches.

They're calling the effort it Operation Dry Water.

Beginning this weekend, officers will be randomly checking for intoxicated boaters.

The legal blood alcohol limit for operating a boat is 0.08, the same as driving a car.

A Coast Guard officer told WBAY-TV, our ABC affiliate in Green Bay, alcohol contributed to 17% of boating deaths last year.

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