Kern Lake (Kern County)

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Kern Lake
Tulare Lake 1874.jpg
Location San Joaquin Valley
Kern County, California
Coordinates 35°07′20″N 119°03′22″W / 35.122188°N 119.056216°W / 35.122188; -119.056216Coordinates: 35°07′20″N 119°03′22″W / 35.122188°N 119.056216°W / 35.122188; -119.056216
Type Flat
Primary inflows Kern River
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 282 m (925 ft)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kern Lake Bed

Kern Lake, originally Laguna de los Tulares,[1] was the smallest of the three large lakes in the Tulare Basin, in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley of California.

It was the first of the lakes fed by the Kern River. Kern Lake is now a dry lake bed, due to agricultural diversion of the Kern River waters and the aquifer.[2]

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