Potomac River Test Range schedule for April 15-19, 2019

NSWC Dahlgren Division

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 the week of April 15-19, 2019

Monday, April 15

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “SOME” noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “SOME” 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
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range barricades
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, April 16

Testing at EEA/Testing at Terminal Range

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Terminal 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: Tisdale Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Middle Gate
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

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Wednesday, April 17

Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “VERY 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
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range barricades
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter – South
  • Other Notifications: None

Thursday, April 18

Testing at Main Range

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “VERY 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
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range barricades
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Building 102
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter – South
  • Other Notifications: None

Friday, April 19

No testing scheduled