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2.1 Location

The Lake Virginia subwatershed is located along the southeastern boundary of the MCWD and within the Cities of Victoria, Chanhassen and Shorewood (see Figure 1).  The subwatershed is 3,990 acres in size (6.2 square miles).  There are two major lakes within the subwatershed – Lake Minnewashta and Lake Virginia – and two other lakes – Lake St. Joe and Tamarack Lake.  Lake Minnewashta is located in the upper subwatershed and discharges by Minnewashta Creek to Lake Virginia.