Potomac River Test Range / Explosive Experimental Area Test Range Schedule for April 2-6, 2018

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.

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Noise Advisory – NSWCDD Testing May Produce Very Loud Noise, April 3-4, 2018

Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone To Be Restricted During Testing

 

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) will conduct range testing April 3-4, that may produce very loud noise in communities surrounding Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The testing hours will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone – as described in 33 CFR 334.230 – will be restricted during testing.

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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 April 2-6, 2018
Monday, 02 April 2018
    • Testing at EEA
    • 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: None
    • Barricades Closed on Station: None
    • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 at Building 455, Building 995, Building 948 and Building 1122
    • Main Range Shelter Condition: NOne
    • Other Notifications: None
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
  • Testing at EEA
  • 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: None
  • Barricades Closed on Station: None
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 at Building 455, Building 948, and Building 1122
  • Main Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
  • Testing at EEA/Testing at A Fuze Range/Boat Operations on the PRTR
  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise in the eastern (AA Fuze Range) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: Restricted down range between the yellow “J” and “K” buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River
  • Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range Barricades
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 at Building 455, Building 995, Building 948 and Building 1122, Condition 4 at Main Range, Frequency EMCON condition
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None
Thursday, 05 April 2018
  • Testing at EEA/Testing at AA Fuze Range/Boat Operations on the PRTR
  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise in the eastern (AA Fuze Range) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: Restricted down range between the yellow “J” and “K” buoys on the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River
  • Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range Barricades
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 at Building 455, Building 995, Building 948 and Building 1122, Condition 4 at Main Range, Frequency EMCON condition
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None
Friday, 06 April 2018
  • 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 “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: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range Barricades
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 at Building 455, Building 995, Building 948, and Building 1122, Condition 4 at Main Range, Frequency EMCON condition.