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23 July, 2020

Jumna Dam trashed

Police were called out several times last weekend to Jumna Dam.

By Phil Brandel

Police were called out several times over the weekend of July 18 and 19 to Jumna Dam about 7km from Irvinebank due to reports of firearms being let off in public.

A police spokesperson said that “Police were been called out after there were several reports of unregistered off-road vehicles annoying other campers, people discharging firearms in the area and disorderly behaviour of some campers.”

With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, police have noticed a large increase in campers and day-trippers to the dam.

Police want to remind users that the dam is open for recreational fishing and non-motorised vessels only.

“Jet skis and other motorised vessels are not permitted on the dam,” The Police spokesperson said.

“Jumna Dam has a lovely sandy beach for camping but people need to be mindful of making too much noise if there are other families camping nearby.

“A sheltered seating area has been provided for day users but unfortunately there are no toilet amenities, therefore you need to make allowances for this.”

Police said they were appalled by the disgusting mess left behind at the shelter over the weekend due to the lack of toilets.

Police are appealing to members of the public to take more responsibility for their actions and be mindful of fellow campers.

Please report any concerns to your local police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at


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