Of the 120 counties in Kentucky, 52 are completely dry, 38 are considered partially dry or &quot;moist&quot;, 29 are entirely wet, and one is classified as wet but is actually closer to &quot;moist&quot;.
In 2010, 175 agencies from all 56 states and territories participated.
Operation Dry Water
Operation Dry Water is a coordinated, national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.
Operation Dry Water directly addresses the National Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Plan Objective 6: Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Achieve a 5% overall decrease in the number of deaths by CY 2016 (using a five-year moving average) where the use of alcohol or other drugs by a boat’s operator and/or occupants was either a direct or indirect cause of the accident . The five-year average for the 2005 to 2009 time period was 156. Strategy 6.5 – Conduct BUI Awareness and Enforcement Campaign Engage our nation’s marine law enforcement officers, boating safety partner organizations and the media in a nationwide campaign which blends targeted enforcement of BUI laws with a measureable increase in public awareness about the risks associated with BUI.