Rosamond Lake

Summary

Rosamond Lake
Edwards AFB satellite photo.jpg
Rosamond (lower left) and Rogers dry lakebeds in Mojave Desert, California
Location of Rosamond Lake in California, USA.
Location of Rosamond Lake in California, USA.
Rosamond Lake
Location of Rosamond Lake in California, USA.
Location of Rosamond Lake in California, USA.
Rosamond Lake
LocationMojave Desert
Kern County, California
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates34°49′56″N 118°03′56″W / 34.8322°N 118.0656°W / 34.8322; -118.0656Coordinates: 34°49′56″N 118°03′56″W / 34.8322°N 118.0656°W / 34.8322; -118.0656
Lake typeEndorheic basin
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length5.0 mi (8 km)
Max. width5.6 mi (9 km)
Surface area14 sq mi (35 km2)
Shore length119 mi (30 km)
Surface elevation2,277 ft (694 m)
SettlementsEdwards Air Force Base
ReferencesU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rosamond Lake
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Rosamond Lake is a natural dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of Kern- and Los Angeles County, California. The shores of the lake are entirely within the borders of Edwards Air Force Base, approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Lancaster. The lake is adjacent to Rogers Dry Lake which through the Holocene, together made up one large water-body. Piute Ponds are immediately to the southwest.

See also

References

  • Public Affairs (25 July 2006). "About Edwards: History: The Dry Lake Beds". Edwards Air Force Base. Archived from the original on 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  • Reheis, Marith C.; Hershler, Robert; Miller, David M. (2008). Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives. Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America. pp. 273–275. ISBN 978-0-8137-2439-3. Retrieved 2009-09-05.

External links

  • Edwards Air Force Base official website
"The Desert Queen" sailing on Rosamond dry lake, 1905