Harrisonburg and Dayton are renegotiating a contract for the Silver Lake water rights. Dayton, where the lake is located, has had first rights for 99 years and the contract expires in August. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Dayton used between 13 million and 26 million gallons of water from Silver Lake last year. The existing agreement is structured so that Dayton pays a decreasing scale for water usage.