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Potomac River Test Range / Explosive Experimental Area

Welcome to the The Potomac River Test Range Website. This page provides daily information about the operations and scheduling of activities at the Potomac River Test Range and the Explosive Experimental Area (Pumpkin Neck). These facilities are used by our military to conduct munitions testing and should be avoided while testing is in progress. Click on any of the areas of interest to the right for additional information.

Range / Weapons Testing Hotline: 877-845-5656 (toll free) for daily updates on range operation and test schedules.

Noise Questions & Comments: 866-359-5540 (toll free) to comment or ask a question about noise or vibrations you think are being caused by operations at Dahlgren.

For more information on NSWC Dahlgren's range schedule, contact the NSWCDD Public Affairs Office, (540) 653-8152.

Range Schedule for the week of August 13-17, 2018

Monday 13 August 2018

Operations in B1180

* Operating Times: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

* Noise On Station: None

* Noise Down Range: None

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed On Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed On Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in the Vicinity of B1180

* Emcon Conditions: Condition 4 At Main Range, Condition 2 In B948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

 

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Operations in B1180

* Operating Times: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

* Noise On Station: None

* Noise Down Range: NONE

* River Restrictions: NONE

* Roads Closed On Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed On Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in The Vicinity of B1180

* Emcon Conditions: Condition 4 At Main Range, Condition 2 In B948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: NONE

 

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Operations in B1180

* Operating Times: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

* Noise On Station: NONE

* Noise Down Range: NONE

* River Restrictions: NONE

* Roads Closed On Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed On Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in The Vicinity of B1180

* Emcon Conditions: Condition 2 In B948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: NONE

* Other Notifications: NONE

 

Thursday 16 August 2018

Operations in B1180/Testing at Main Range/Boat Operations on the The Potomac River Test Range

* Operating Times: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

* Noise On Station: Potential to Create "Loud" Noise in The Eastern (Main Range) Areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to Create "Loud" Noise Down Range and in Communities Surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted Approximately 15,000 Yards Down Range from NSF Dahlgren to The Yellow "L" Buoy On the Virginia Side and Yellow "M" Buoy On the Maryland Side of the Potomac River

* Roads Closed On Station: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed On Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in The Vicinity of B1180, Main Range Barricades

* Emcon Conditions: Condition 2 In B948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Battery Overhead Shelter at Main Range

* Other Notifications: NONE

 

Friday 17 August 2018

Operations in B1180/Testing at Main Range/Boat Operations On The Potomac River Test Range

* Operating Times: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

* Noise On Station: Potential to Create "Loud" Noise in The Eastern (Main Range) Areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to Create "Loud" Noise Down Range and in Communities Surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted Approximately 15,000 Yards Down Range from NSF Dahlgren to The Yellow "L" Buoy On the Virginia Side and Yellow "M" Buoy On the Maryland Side of the Potomac River

* Roads Closed On Station: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed On Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in The Vicinity of B1180, Main Range Barricades

* Emcon Conditions: Condition 2 In B948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Battery Overhead Shelter at Main Range

* Other Notifications: NONE