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USACE proposes an expanded security zone around Fort McNair, while boaters and marina owners don't want to lose waterway access. Image by Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Proposed DC Channel Security Restrictions Spark Boating Access Debate

It’s a question of national security versus pleasure boating enjoyment on the Washington Channel in D.C. In a public hearing this week, owners of the nearby Wharf waterfront development, local lawmakers, and the Potomac Riverkeeper went up against the U.S. Army, over a proposed security zone around Fort McNair.

Cheryl Costello reports on what this may mean for local marinas, boaters, and anglers going forward. Watch below: