A few days ago, I had business at Edwards Air Force Base. While driving to the security station, I had to cross Rogers Dry Lake on the causeway. Rogers Dry Lake is a feature of the base because it usually provides a large, flat surface for testing and, if need be, emergency landing space.
So to see the lake actually holding water was quite unusual. I’ve lived in this area and been out here off and on for thirty years, and I cant recall ever seeing the dry lakebed filled with water. Even if it was only about a foot deep, and very muddy, it was quite an unusual and disarming sight.