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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 June 18-22, 2018

Monday, June 18

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Operations in B1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* OPERATING TIMES: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* NOISE ON STATION: Potential to create "SOME" noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* NOISE DOWN RANGE: Potential to create "SOME" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* RIVER RESTRICTIONS: Restricted down range between the yellow "N" and "O" buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* ROADS CLOSED ON STATION: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* BARRICADES CLOSED ON STATION: Main Range barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of B1180

* EMCON CONDITIONS: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455, Condition 1 in B1180, Condition 4 at Main Range

* MAIN RANGE SHELTER CONDITION: None

* OTHER NOTIFICATIONS: Testing may produce thick, black smoke

 

Tuesday, June 19

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Operations in B1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* OPERATING TIMES: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* NOISE ON STATION: Potential to create "SOME" noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* NOISE DOWN RANGE: Potential to create "SOME" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* RIVER RESTRICTIONS: Restricted down range between the yellow "N" and "O" buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* ROADS CLOSED ON STATION: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* BARRICADES CLOSED ON STATION: Main Range barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of B1180

* EMCON CONDITIONS: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455, Condition 1 in B1180, Condition 4 at Main Range

* MAIN RANGE SHELTER CONDITION: N/A

* OTHER NOTIFICATIONS: Testing may produce thick, black smoke

 

Wednesday, June 20

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Operations in B1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* 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 down range between the yellow "L" and "M" buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* ROADS CLOSED ON STATION: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* BARRICADES CLOSED ON STATION: Main Range barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of B1180

* EMCON CONDITIONS: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455, Condition 1 in B1180, Condition 4 at Main Range

* MAIN RANGE SHELTER CONDITION: Main Range Local Shelter North

* OTHER NOTIFICATIONS: Testing may produce thick, black smoke

 

Thursday, June 21

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Operations in B1180/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* 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 down range between the yellow "L" and "M" buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River

* ROADS CLOSED ON STATION: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* BARRICADES CLOSED ON STATION: Main Range barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of B1180

* EMCON CONDITIONS: Condition 2 in B995, B948, B1122, B455, Condition 1 in B1180, Condition 4 at Main Range

* MAIN RANGE SHELTER CONDITION: Main Range Local Shelter North

* OTHER NOTIFICATIONS: Testing may produce thick, black smoke

 

Friday, June 22

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 B995, B948, B1122, B455, Condition 1 in B1180

* MAIN RANGE SHELTER CONDITION: None

* OTHER NOTIFICATIONS: None