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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 June 17-21, 2019

Monday, June 17
Testing at EEA/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 in Building 102
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

 

Tuesday, June 18
Testing at EEA/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 in Building 102
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, June 19
Testing at EEA/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Operations in Building 1186/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1186
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, June 20
Testing at EEA/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Operations in Building 1186/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades near Building 1186
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Friday, June 21
Testing at EEA/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Testing at Building 213/Operations in Building 1186/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) and northern (C-Gate) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "MODERATE" 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, Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate, Tisdale Road barricades, AA Fuze Range barricades, Building 213 barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None