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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 Aug. 12-16, 2019

Monday, August 12

Testing at North Main Range/Boat Operations on the Potomac River

* 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 approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Holden Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: North Main Range barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/200

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

 

Tuesday, August 13

Testing at North Main Range/Testing at EEA/Boat Operations on the Potomac River

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "SOME" noise in the eastern (Main Range) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "SOME" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Holden Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: North Main Range barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/200

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

 

Wednesday, August 14

Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1180

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "SOME" noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "SOME" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/200

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

 

Thursday, August 15

Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1180

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "SOME" noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "SOME" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/200

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

 

Friday, August 16

Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1180

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "SOME" noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "SOME" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/200

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None