Potomac River Explosive Test Range schedule for the week of September 30, 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 the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019

Monday, Sept. 30
Testing at: Main Range/EEA/Terminal Range/UAS/BLDG 1186 Area 
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 6 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 down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).  River restrictions to yellow “L” Buoy (Virginia) and yellow “M” Buoy (Maryland)
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road/River Bank Road/Thompson Road/Tisdale Lane/Shocktube Road. 
* Barricades Closed on Station: Churchill Range/Harris Range/1373 Barricade/235 Barricade/1160 Barricade/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 2/North Main Range Gate 1/Building 152 Barricade/Building 489 Barricade/Lower Gambo creek gate/1470 Gate/Area 3 Barricade.
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455,Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186 
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Testing at: Main Range/EEA/PRTR River Operations 
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 6 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 down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road/River Bank Road/Thompson Road 
* Barricades Closed on Station: Churchill Range/1373 Barricade/235 Barricade/1160 Barricade/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 2/North Main Range Gate 1/Building 152 Barricade/Building 489 Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455,Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186 
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

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Wednesday, Oct. 2
Testing at: Main Range/EEA/PRTR River Operations 
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 6 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 down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road/River Bank Road/Thompson Road 
* Barricades Closed on Station: Harris Range/1373 Barricade/235 Barricade/1160 Barricade/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 2/North Main Range Gate 1/Building 152 Barricade/Building 489 Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455,Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186 
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, Oct. 3
Testing at: Main Range/PRTR River Operations/Terminal Range/UAS 
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 6 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 down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road/River Bank Road/Thompson Road/Fuze Road 
* Barricades Closed on Station: 1373 Barricade/235 Barricade/1160 Barricade/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 2/North Main Range Gate 1/Building 152 Barricade/Building 489 Barricade/Fuze Road Barricade/River Bank Gate/Tower 70 Barricade/All barricades that parallel Tisdale Road from Lower Gambo Creek Gate to Middle Gate including Shell Lane
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455,Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186 
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

Friday, Oct. 4
Testing at: Main Range/PRTR River Operations 
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 6 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 down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. 
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 15,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “M” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “L” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Holden Road/River Bank Road/Thompson Road 
* Barricades Closed on Station: 1373 Barricade/235 Barricade/1160 Barricade/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 2/North Main Range Gate 1/Building 152 Barricade/Building 489 Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455, Condition 1 in Buildings 1180/1186 
* MR Shelter Condition: Local 
* Other Notifications: None

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