Potomac River Explosive Test Range schedule for the week of September 16

News Release, 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 Sept. 13-20, 2019

Friday, September 13
Testing at EEA, Main Range
* 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 12,000 yards downrange from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “O” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “N” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road, Fuze Road, River Bank Road, North Main Range Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: PRTR Main Gate, 997 Gate 1, 997 Gate 2, Leatherneck Gate, Devil Dog Alley Gate, Olup Gate, 370 Gate
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180, Condition 4 in Buildings 102, 943, 161
* Main Range Shelter Condition: Local
* Other Notifications: None


Monday, September 16
Testing at EEA, Main Range, Building 152
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards downrange to the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia)
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: PRTR Main Gate, 997 Gate 1, 997 Gate 2, Leatherneck Gate, Devil Dog Alley Gate, Olup Gate, 370 Gate
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186, Condition 4 in building 102, 161, 943 
* Main Range Shelter Condition: Local
* Other Notifications: None


Tuesday, September 17 
Testing at EEA, Building 213, Building 152
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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, Condition 1 in Building 1186, Condition 4 in building 102, 161, 943
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

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Wednesday, September 18 
Testing at EEA, Operations in Building 1186, Main Range, Building 152
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise in the northern (C-Gate) and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 17,000 yards downrange below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and below the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia)
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Shocktube Road, Holden Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1186, 1410 back barricade, Shocktube Road barricade, Hide Away Pond Barricade, PRTR Main Gate, 997 Gate 1, 997 Gate 2, Leatherneck Gate, Devil Dog Alley Gate, Olup Gate, 370 Gate
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186, 4 in building 102, 161, 943
* Main Range Shelter Condition: Local. Condition
* Other Notifications: None


Thursday, September 19
Testing at EEA, Terminal Range, Building 213, Building 152, Building 1186
* 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: None
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Shocktube Road, Shell Lane
* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1186, 1410 back barricade, Shocktube Road barricade, Hide Away Pond Barricade, barricades closed paralleling Tisdale Road in the vicinity of Terminal Range and will not affect public traffic flow
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186, 4 in building 102, 161, 943
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None


Friday, September 20
Testing at EEA, Building 1186, Building 152
* 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: None
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Shock Tube Road 
* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1186, 1410 back barricade, Shocktube Road Barricade, Hide Away Pond Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1186, 4 in building 102, 161, 943
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

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