Tims Ford Reservoir
Tims Fords sprawling arms of water are popular with canoeists, kayakers, and anglers.
In addition to power generation and recreation, Tims Ford provides water supply and flood damage reduction downstream on the Elk River, primarily for Fayetteville, Tennessee.
TVA monitors water temperatures in the Elk River closely so that it can adjust the operation of Tims Ford Dam to protect the diversity of aquatic life, including a cold-water trout fishery and endangered species and sport fish that require warm water.
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