Beech Reservoir is on the Beech River in west Tennessee. The dam is one of eight small dams located on the river and its tributaries.
Beech is part of a cluster of eight reservoirs that provide flood damage reduction, recreational opportunities, and water supply in the Beech River watershed in West Tennessee. The others are Cedar, Dogwood, Lost Creek, Pin Oak, Pine, Redbud, and Sycamore.
The reservoirs are open to the public, providing opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. Backpackers and hikers enjoy the adjacent lands.
Programs in the Beech River area for managing games, restocking fish populations, constructing underwater fish attractors, and enhancing the habitat for resident Canada geese to ensure the quality and future of the outdoor experience.
Beech: Facts + Figures
- The construction of Beech Dam was completed in 1963.
- The dam is 39 feet high and 1,240 feet long.
- Beech Reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 4,430 acre-feet.
- The reservoir stretches 3.65 miles upstream from the dam.
- Beech Dam is not a hydroelectric facility. It has no power generators and produces no electricity.