Operation Dry Water takes place this weekend. Law enforcement across Connecticut will be on heightened alert looking for those violating boating under the influence laws. In previous years that has included the Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol. The enforcement is Saturday through Monday. The state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is working to increase boater awareness of the dangers and risks associated with boating under the influence and will be on the lookout for impaired boaters on Connecticut’s lakes, ponds, and rivers, as well as Long Island Sound. Boaters will notice an overall increase in officer patrols both on the water and at recreational boating checkpoints. In Connecticut, it is illegal to operate a vessel with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 – the same as it is to operate a vehicle.