Potomac River Explosive Test Range schedule for the week for Feb. 25, 2019

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 Feb. 25 – March 1, 2019

Monday, Feb. 25

  • Testing at EEA
  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “SOME” noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • * Noise Down Range: Potential to create “SOME” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: None
  • Roads Closed on Station: None
  • Barricades Closed on Station: None
  • EMCON Conditions: None
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Testing at EEA

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “SOME” noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “SOME” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: None
  • Roads Closed on Station: None
  • Barricades Closed on Station: None
  • EMCON Conditions: None
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range

  • 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 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M 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 in Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter South
  • Other Notifications: None
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Thursday, Feb. 28

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range

  • 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 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M 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 in Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter South
  • Other Notifications: None

Friday, March 1

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range

  • 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 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M 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 in Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter South
  • Other Notifications: None

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