Watershed districts are local, special-purpose units of government that work to solve and prevent water-related problems. The boundaries of each district follow those of a natural watershed and consist of land in which all water flows to one outlet. It includes the surface water--lakes, streams, reservoirs, and wetlands--and all the underlying ground water. THE LONG LAKE WATERSHED IS 7,619 ACRES! It spans three towns - Orono, Medina and Long Lake, and is a sub-watershed within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. It drains via Tanager Lake into Lake Minnetonka, and then into the Minnehaha Creek, and the Mississippi River.