Dayton Waiting For New Water Proposal From Harrisonburg

Town’s Short-Term Lease To Go Before City Council Tuesday

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Posted: July 18, 2014

The Silver Lake Mill and farm buildings are reflected in the glassy surface of Silver Lake Thursday afternoon. Dayton’s water rights contract for Silver Lake, which is owned by the city of Harrisonburg, is set to expire Aug. 1. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)

In about two weeks, the 99-year contract that gives Dayton first rights to the water in Silver Lake will expire.

Harrisonburg purchased the lake north of the Dayton town limits in 1945, and with…



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