Potomac River Explosive Test Range schedule for the week of Aug. 19, 2009

courtesy of 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 Aug. 19-23, 2019

Monday, August 19
Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1186

  • 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 downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: None
  • Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, August 20
Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1186

  • 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 downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: None
  • Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None
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Wednesday, August 21
Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA/Boat Operations on the Potomac River

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the northern (C-Gate) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards downrange from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M buoys
  • Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Shock Tube Road, Frontage Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Frontage Road Gate
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Thursday, August 22
Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA/Boat Operations on the Potomac River

  • Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the northern (C-Gate) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
  • Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards downrange from NSF Dahlgren to yellow L and M buoys
  • Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Shock Tube Road, Frontage Road
  • Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Building 1470 Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, Frontage Road Gate
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

Friday, August 23
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 downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
  • River Restrictions: None
  • Roads Closed on Station: None
  • Barricades Closed on Station: None
  • EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455
  • Main Range Shelter Condition: None
  • Other Notifications: None

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