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Potomac River Test Range / Explosive Experimental Area

Welcome to 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 schedule

Noise Advisory for NSWC Dahlgren Range Testing for Week of April 8: NSWC Dahlgren will conduct range testing April 10 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.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: 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.

Range schedule information can also be found on the official NSWCDD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NSWCDahlgrenDivision/

For more information on NSWC Dahlgren's range schedule, contact the NSWCDD Public Affairs Office, (540) 653-8154.

Range Schedule for April 6-12, 2024

RDT&E operations are very dynamic in nature and range schedules can change frequently. For daily updates on range operations and test schedules, contact our Range / Weapons Testing Hotline: 877-845-5656 (toll free). Potomac River Test Range Schedule current as of 4/5/2024.

Saturday, April 6
No testing today. Have a great Navy day

Sunday, April 7
No testing today. Have a great Navy day

Monday, April 8
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise Down Range: N/A
* River Restrictions: N/A

Tuesday, April 9
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise Down Range: N/A
* River Restrictions: N/A

 

Wednesday, April 10
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "Very Loud" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 5,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow "Q" buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow "P" buoy (Virginia).

Thursday, April 11
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "Moderate" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 5,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow "Q" buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow "P" buoy (Virginia).

Friday, April 12
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create "Moderate" noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.
* River Restrictions: N/A