|H. V. Eastman Lake|
|Location||Madera / Mariposa counties, California, United States|
|Primary inflows||Chowchilla River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||1,780 acres (720 ha)|
|Surface elevation||138 m (453 ft)|
|References||U.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.
- "Dams Owned and Operated by Federal Agencies" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
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