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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: Call NSF Dahlgren: 540-653-8153 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) 653-8154.

Range Schedule for the week of Dec. 4-10, 2021

Saturday, December 4
Testing at: EEA
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: None
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "Moderate" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station:
* Barricades Closed on Station: Churchill Range/Harris Range
* EMCON Conditions: None
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None

Sunday, December 5
Testing at: EEA
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: None
* Noise Down Range: None
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station:
* Barricades Closed on Station: Churchill Range/Harris Range
* EMCON Conditions: None
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None

Monday, December 6
Testing at: EEA/Directed Energy Building 213
*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: None
* Roads Closed on Station:
* Barricades Closed on Station: Local barricades around the perimeter of B213/Churchill Range/Harris Range
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/943
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, December 7
Testing at: Buildings 1180-1186/PRTR River Operations/Terminal Range/Shock Tube Road/Directed Energy Building 213
*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/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Area 3 Barricade/Shocktube Road Barricade/Hide Away Pond Barricade/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Local barricades around the perimeter of B213
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/943
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, December 8
Testing at: Buildings 1180-1186/PRTR River Operations/Terminal Range/Shock Tube Road/Directed Energy Building 213
*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/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Area 3 Barricade/Shocktube Road Barricade/Hide Away Pond Barricade/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Local barricades around the perimeter of B213
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/943
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, December 9
Testing at: Buildings 1180-1186/PRTR River Operations/Terminal Range/Shock Tube Road/Directed Energy Building 213
*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/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Area 3 Barricade/Shocktube Road Barricade/Hide Away Pond Barricade/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Local barricades around the perimeter of B213
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/161/943
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None

Friday, December 10
Testing at: Terminal Range
*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: Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate
* EMCON Conditions: None
* MR Shelter Condition:
* Other Notifications: None