Rosamond Lake

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Rosamond Lake
Edwards AFB satellite photo.jpg
Rosamond (lower left) and Rogers dry lakebeds in Mojave Desert, California
Location Mojave Desert
Kern County, California
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates 34°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 type Endorheic basin
Basin countries United States
Max. length 8 km (5.0 mi)
Max. width 9 km (5.6 mi)
Surface area 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Shore length1 30 km (19 mi)
Surface elevation 694 m (2,277 ft)
Settlements Edwards Air Force Base
References U.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.

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"The Desert Queen" sailing on Rosamond dry lake, 1905