Tims Ford Lake

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Tims Ford Lake
Location Franklin / Moore counties, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates 35°11′49″N 086°16′43″W / 35.19694°N 86.27861°W / 35.19694; -86.27861Coordinates: 35°11′49″N 086°16′43″W / 35.19694°N 86.27861°W / 35.19694; -86.27861
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Elk River
Primary outflows Elk River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 10,700 acres (43 km2)

Tims Ford Lake is a reservoir run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in southern middle Tennessee.

Tims Ford Dam was built by the TVA from 1966 to 1970, stands 175 feet high and 1580 feet long at its crest, and impounds the Elk River for an average of 36 megawatts of hydroelectric power. The reservoir has a flood storage capacity of 219,600 acre-feet.[1]

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