The dry lakebed of Owens Lake was the staging ground for many raider attacks throughout the Sierra Nevada region of California, and attacks were commonplace until New Californian soldiers arrived in the region driving out any raider tribes.
Owens Lake is mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenesEdit
It is located in Owens Valley, in Inyo County 5 miles from the town of Lone Pine. It did not become a dry lake until 1924, when William Mulholland commissioned an aqueduct project to divert water from the Owens River to the growing city of Los Angeles. Farmers in the fertile valley resisted in court (and sometimes violently) and tried to sabotage the project, but ultimately failed. These events became known as the "California Water Wars". With the river diverted, the lake dried up, and the once-fertile Owens Valley became a desert.