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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 May 24-31, 2019

Friday, May 24
No Testing Scheduled

Monday, May 27
Operations on Tisdale Road
* Operating Times: Continuous
* Noise on Station: None
* Noise Down Range: None
* River Restrictions: None
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Tisdale Road barricades in the vicinity of Building 1180
* EMCON Conditions: None
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: Tisdale Road will be closed, Hideaway Pond is still accessible by way of Bagby Road

Tuesday, May 28
Testing at EEA/Operations in Building 1180
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (Building 101) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise down range 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 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, May 29
Testing at EEA/Testing on Shock Tube Road
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (Building 101) and northern (C-Gate) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Tisdale Road barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

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Thursday, May 30
Testing at EEA/Testing on Shock Tube Road
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (Building 101) and northern (C-Gate) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Tisdale Road barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Friday, May 31
Testing at EEA/Testing on Shock Tube Road
* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (Building 101) and northern (C-Gate) area of NSF Dahlgren
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” 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
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Tisdale Road barricades
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 1 in Building 1180
* Main Range Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...