We partnered with a firm to execute a Munitions Time Critical Removal Action (TCRA) at the Walker Lake Land Test Range, Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD) in Hawthorne, NV. We were responsible for executing all site work associated with MEC operations in support of the TCRA. HWAD has operated continuously, with various missions and oversight, since 1930. The southern extent of Walker Lake straddles the northern installation boundary, and was the site of several historical test ranges including the Walker Lake Water Test Range used between 1942 and 1975 to test rockets of various sizes up to 5 inches. Walker Lake is receding, exposing old munitions located on the former lake bottom. Numerous rockets were removed from the water grids using an inventive remote-pull technique, which allowed the field team to connect multiple rockets to a single trunk line for removal.
Client: USACE, Sacramento District