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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 Advisory for NSWC Dahlgren range testing, April 17-18, 2019

NSWC Dahlgren will conduct range testing Wednesday - Thursday, April 17-18, 2019 from 8a.m. - 5p.m. Testing has potential to produce very loud noise in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.  Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone (MDZ), as described in 33 CFR 334.230, will be restricted during testing.  

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 April 19-26, 2019

 

Friday, April 19

No testing scheduled

 

Monday, April 22
Testing at EEA
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station: None
* Barricades Closed on Station: None
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, April 23
Testing at EEA
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station: None
* Barricades Closed on Station: None
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, April 24
Testing at EEA/ AA Fuze Range
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "LOUD" noise in the eastern (AA Fuze 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 yellow L and M buoys
* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, April 25
Testing at EEA
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station: None
* Barricades Closed on Station: None
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

Friday, April 26
No testing scheduled