Potomac River Explosive Test range schedule for the week of September 23, 2019

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. 23-27, 2019

Monday, Sept. 23
Testing at: Main Range/Buildings 1180-1186/EEA/PRTR River Operations 
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
* Noise on Station: None
* Noise Down Range: None
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road/Fuze Road/River Bank Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Area 3 Barricade/Shocktube Road Barricade/Hide Away Pond Barricade/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Harris Range/Building 370 Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Spectrum Dependent System 
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None 

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Testing at: Main Range/Buildings 1180-1186/EEA/PRTR River Operations 
*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/Blue Stone Road/Fuze Road/River Bank Road 
* Barricades Closed on Station: Area 3 Barricade/Shocktube Road Barricade/Hide Away Pond Barricade/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Church Hill Range/Harris Range/Building 370 Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Spectrum Dependent System
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Testing at: Main Range/EEA/Shock Tube Road 
*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 downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards downrange from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road/Fuze Road/River Bank Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Church Hill Range/Harris Range/Building 370 Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Spectrum Dependent System
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None 

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Thursday, Sept. 26
Testing at: Main Range/EEA/PRTR River Operations/Shock Tube Road 
*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 downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards downrange from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road/Fuze Road/River Bank Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Church Hill Range/Harris Range/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Building 370 Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Spectrum Dependent System
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

Friday, Sept. 27 
Testing at: Buildings Main Range/1180-1186/EEA/PRTR River Operations/Shock Tube Road 
*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 downrange and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards downrange from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Shocktube Road/Blue Stone Road/Fuze Road/River Bank Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Area 3 Barricade/Shocktube Road Barricade/Hide Away Pond Barricade/1410 Back Gate/Blue Stone Road Barricade/Church Hill Range/Harris Range/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/ Building 370 Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186, Spectrum Dependent System
* MR Shelter Condition: Local
* Other Notifications: None

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