Eastern Mojave Vegetation La Laguna Vieja Rancho, at Bitterwater Lake, along California Highway 25.  
 

 

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  La Laguna Vieja Rancho, San Benito County, California
Just south of Bitterwater, in Bitterwater Valley, is Bitterwater Lake. I'm guessing someone thought the water was bitter. Gudde (1969) notes at least fifty locations, lakes, and streams in California with a reference to bitterness of the water. "Amargosa" also refers to bitterness of the water, although modern Spanish uses "amargo" or "amargado" for the adjective "bitter." The location of Bitterwater Lake is also occupied by La Laguna Vieja Rancho.

Photograph taken 17 April 2005.

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