TX ROTHR Wind Farm Compatibility at NAS Kingsville & NAS Corpus Christi

The Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system provides wide-area air and sea surveillance to military and law enforcement agencies. The Texas ROTHR consists of two locations, one located in in McMullen County near Freer and the other in Jim Wells County. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and effects associated with wind farms can impact proper functioning of the ROTHR.

The map below indicates areas of concern for potential impacts to the ROTHR transmit and receive sites located in Texas.  Further studies are ongoing and may result in future modifications to the areas of concern.

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If you are considering development of utility scale wind turbines in or near these areas, please contact NAS Kingsville Community Plans Liaison Officer at (361)516-4770 or glenn.r.jones@navy.mil, or the DOD Siting Clearinghouse at osd.dod-siting-clearinghouse@mail.mil.

23 May 2016