Eastman Lake

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H. V. Eastman Lake
Location of Eastman Lake in California, USA.
Location of Eastman Lake in California, USA.
H. V. Eastman Lake
Location of Eastman Lake in California, USA.
Location of Eastman Lake in California, USA.
H. V. Eastman Lake
LocationMadera / Mariposa counties, California, United States
Coordinates37°13′00″N 119°59′03″W / 37.2166°N 119.9843°W / 37.2166; -119.9843Coordinates: 37°13′00″N 119°59′03″W / 37.2166°N 119.9843°W / 37.2166; -119.9843
Lake typeReservoir
Primary inflowsChowchilla River
Primary outflows
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1,780 acres (720 ha)[1]
Surface elevation138 m (453 ft)
ReferencesU.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eastman Lake

H. V. Eastman Lake is an artificial lake formed by the construction of Buchanan Dam across the Chowchilla River in the foothills of Madera County, California. A small percentage of the northwest area of the reservoir is in Mariposa County.

Buchanan Dam was a 1975 flood control and irrigation project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The earthen dam, 218 feet high with a length of 1746 feet at the crest, impounding a maximum capacity of 150,000 acre-feet of Chowchilla River water in the reservoir, is owned and operated by the Corps.[2]

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  1. ^ "Dams Owned and Operated by Federal Agencies" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  2. ^ http://findlakes.com/h.v._eastman_lake_california~ca10243.htm

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