Nevada anti-drunken boating effort at Tahoe |

Nevada anti-drunken boating effort at Tahoe

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Boats of all variety poka-dot Meek's Bay during a previous July Fourth weekend.
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State game wardens will be focusing on Lake Tahoe this weekend as part of a national anti-drunken boating effort.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will target boaters operating under the influence this weekend in waters across the state as part of “Operation Dry Water,” a nationally coordinated enforcement effort.

Events will take place at waterways across the state, but extra efforts are being poured into Lake Tahoe in Northern Nevada.

“We’ve put together a truly regional effort this year,” said Nevada’s Boating Law Administrator Capt. David Pfiffner. “We say it many times, drunken boating is dangerous. People who operate under the influence are just as likely to kill an innocent bystander as him or herself, so stay sober while on the water.”

As part of the effort, NDOW will be moving extra officers from other parts of the state to focus on busy recreational waters, such as Lakes Mead and Mohave.