Potomac River Explosive Test Range Schedule for the week of July 8, 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 the week of July 8-12, 2019

Monday, July 8
Operations in Building 1180/Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) and southern (Building 101) 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, Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road, Tisdale Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/200
* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter South
* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to create thick, black smoke over EEA

Tuesday, July 9
Operations in Building 1180/Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) and southern (Building 101) 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, Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road, Tisdale Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range barricades, Building 213 barricades, Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/200
* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter South
* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to create thick, black smoke over EEA

Wednesday, July 10
Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the northern (C-Gate) and southern (Building 101) 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, Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Bldg 1470 Gate, Building 213 barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/200
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to create thick, black smoke over EEA

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Thursday, July 11
Testing at EEA/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) and southern (Building 101) 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, Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Main Range barricades, Building 213 barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/200
* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Local Shelter South
* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to create thick, black smoke over EEA

Friday, July 12
Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA/Testing at Building 213/Boat Operations on the Potomac River
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the northern (C-Gate) and southern (Building 101) 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, Upper Machodoc Creek area will be restricted
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Bldg 1470 Gate, Building 213 barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 4 in Buildings 102/200
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: Testing has potential to create thick, black smoke over EEA