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Fayetteville, Tennessee
Federal ownership
Built in 1970

Tims Ford Dam is built on the Elk River and is located in Fayetteville, Tennessee. It was built in 1970 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Tva. It is also known as Tims Ford Lake.

Location
Tims Ford Dam
Fayetteville, Tennessee, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Tva
Owner
Federal

Tims Ford Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Tva.

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1970
Completed
Tva
Dam designer
Elk River
River built on
Tims Ford Dam was built in 1970.
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Summary
Dam length 1,580 feet
Dam height 163 feet
Structural height 175 feet
Hydraulic height 155 feet
Max discharge 122,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 666,288 acre feet
Normal storage 529,461 acre feet
Surface area 10,500 acres
Drainage area 529 square miles
1,580 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

163 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

175 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

155 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

122,000 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

666,288 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

529,461 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

10,500 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

529 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

2/27/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Tims Ford Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 43
Latitude 35
Longitude -86
NID ID (National ID) TN05102

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