TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism held Operation Dry Water this last weekend and made two arrests.
It is a national effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI).
The three-day enforcement effort was conducted from 12 a.m. June 27th to 11:59 p.m. on June 29th.
Heavy rains statewide reduced the amount of boat traffic and forced the cancellation of three-fourths of the planned Operation Dry Water activities.
Wardens made two BUI arrests during the reporting period, one boater at Kanopolis Reservoir and one boater at El Dorado Reservoir.
Three boaters were tested for BUI at Wilson Reservoir and all three were found to be under the legal limit to operate a boat.
At Cedar Bluff Reservoir Friday night, 12 citations for minor in possession/consumption of alcohol, and one citation for furnishing alcohol to minors were issued.
One boat accident was investigated at Wilson Reservoir, where a boat caught fire and was destroyed. It appears the operator started the inboard/outboard boat before ventilating the engine compartment, leading to the fire.
Fortunately, there were no injuries.
A summary of the activities follows: