Complaints have rolled in about the behaviour at Harvey Dam this marron season. Witnesses claim people were “lighting fires in a total fire ban” and “camping overnight” — despite the facility being listed for day use only. Harvey shire president Paul Gillett slammed the illegal behaviour and said it was “disappointing to hear that some people were choosing to behave in an anti-social manner” and “put other people’s lives at risk”. “It is a shame to hear that people are not respecting others who are recreating at the dam and it is extremely concerning to hear that people have ignored the fire ban notice that was issued last week,” Cr Gillett said. “It puts other people’s lives at risk when a small majority of people choose to do the wrong thing. “I would urge anyone to call triple zero if they see a fire or witness any antisocial behaviour or illegal camping around the dam.” Harvey shire rangers only patrol the west side of the dam wall, as the dam is owned and managed by the Water Corporation. Water Corporation South West regional manager Nicky Waite said the site had seen a spike in tourists. “Water Corporation reminds visitors that it is illegal to camp in this area and anyone caught illegally camping will be moved on,” Ms Waite said. “Lighting campfires at Harvey Dam is illegal at any time of the year but is especially dangerous during summer and total fire bans. Anyone caught lighting fires at Harvey Dam, or any other Water Corporation-managed catchment, may face prosecution.” Water Corporation works closely with several other agencies including Departments of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Fire and Emergency Services and Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to manage activities across many sites throughout the region. Illegal activity should be reported to Water Corporation’s 24/7 emergency response team on 13 13 75.