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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 Dec. 10-14, 2018

Mon., Dec. 10

No Testing Scheduled

 

Tues., Dec. 11

Testing at EEA

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

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) areas 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, Condition 4 at Main Range

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to produce thick, black smoke

 

Wed., Dec. 12

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

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

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "LOUD" noise in the southern (Building 101) and 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 approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

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

* Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range Barricades

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Main Range

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter - South

* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to produce thick, black smoke

 

Thurs., Dec. 13

Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1186

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

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) areas 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: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in the vicinity of Building 1186

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to produce thick, black smoke

 

Fri., Dec. 14

Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1186

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

* Noise on Station: Potential to create "MODERATE" noise in the southern (Building 101) areas 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: Tisdale Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road Barricades in the vicinity of Building 1186

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to produce thick, black smoke