Eastman Lake

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H. V. Eastman Lake
Location Madera / Mariposa counties, California, United States
Coordinates 37°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 type Reservoir
Primary inflows Chowchilla River
Primary outflows
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,780 acres (720 ha)[1]
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.[2]

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

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