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I was there recently and every range was flooded from in front of the houses all the way to the targets, though the pads of the houses were mostly dry. With the wet winter, each range is like a bowl collecting water. If you wear some waterproof boots, you can persevere by walking along the berm. Where the target are, though, I was standing in 6-8" of freezing standing water. Not fun.

With the 7/10/15 range closed, you can shoot pistols in the 25. They have some target stands set up for shorter distances. 

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Just there last week.  Still loads of standing water.  I have a theory why.  

On 2/1/2019 at 11:20 AM, SIGMan Freud said:

I was there recently and every range was flooded from in front of the houses all the way to the targets, though the pads of the houses were mostly dry. With the wet winter, each range is like a bowl collecting water. If you wear some waterproof boots, you can persevere by walking along the berm. Where the target are, though, I was standing in 6-8" of freezing standing water. Not fun.

With the 7/10/15 range closed, you can shoot pistols in the 25. They have some target stands set up for shorter distances. 

Yes.  But we pay dues.   Shouldnt this be figured out and taken care of.  ????!!!!

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I went thurs, and shot on the 50 yard range. There was water from where the concrete ended all the way to the targets. You literally had to walk on a portion of the side berm or bring a kayak. This will be my 3rd year at sjsc. It would always get mushy at the bottom of the hill behind the shooting houses, but I dont remember the actual ranges getting this bad. It's so bad, it honestly surprises me that they dont bring a pump out and get at least some of the water out of there.

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Yeah, I went back last Tuesday. For better or worse, the water had frozen from the previous cold snap, but that day was in the 50's, so each range had basically a floating glacier. Set up a steel spinner at 100 and first shot sent it sliding into the backstop. I've been a member for years, but don't recall it being this bad before either. 

With enough money, I"m sure it would be a solvable problem. Aside from increased dues, though, I'd be concerned about the county/state poking their noses into some construction of anything at the range. Who knows, they'd day there was lead in the catchment water and declare it an environmental hazard. Then we'd all be screwed. Maybe we just chalk it up to a wet winter and let nature take its course.

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Went this morning and can confirm what Golf battery has already pointed out - lots of water! All of the ranges are usable. I would recommend some kind of water repellant footwear, and you may need to follow a trail along the side of whichever range you plan to use to set and retrieve targets. 

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So who wants to take guesses at why this is happening.   I’ve been a member there for atleast five years now.  I have never seen it anywhere anywhere like this.  I think I’ve figured out why.  Anyone else out there want to give it a guess. 

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8 hours ago, Golf battery said:

So who wants to take guesses at why this is happening.   I’ve been a member there for atleast five years now.  I have never seen it anywhere anywhere like this.  I think I’ve figured out why.  Anyone else out there want to give it a guess. 

I'll go out on a limb and guess: more rain than usual? ;)

I only say this because 2018 was the wettest year in NJ in over a hundred years and January was high on top of that. My back lawn has been underwater most of the fall and winter too.

 

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Wet indeed.  The Pequannock police range is next to a retention basin--no way to drain water from that--and it has been under 6 feet of water for weeks on end.  Benches & tables submerged, target trailer half under water.    We don't know what kind of a mess we're going to find if it ever dries out enough to use.

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Btw.  I was there friday.  They have a trash pump going in the retention pond feeding out of it.  I hear tomorrow they’re stocking the pistol range with carp and the 50 yd range with trout. New name.  South jersey rifle and rod club.  Sjrrc.  :yes:

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On 2/14/2019 at 8:02 PM, Golf battery said:

So who wants to take guesses at why this is happening.   I’ve been a member there for atleast five years now.  I have never seen it anywhere anywhere like this.  I think I’ve figured out why.  Anyone else out there want to give it a guess. 

Do they have retention basins?  I know drainage pipes need to be clean out when silt and debris accumulates.  If they have any sort of drains that help water move, maybe they are obstructed.

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