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Cedar Reservoir is located in the Beech River watershed in West Tennessee. The dam is one of a cluster of small dams on the Beech River and its tributaries.

Cedar is one of eight reservoirs that provide flood damage reduction, recreation, and water supply in the Beech River watershed in west Tennessee. The others are Beech, Dogwood, Lost Creek, Pin Oak, Pine, Redbud, and Sycamore.

The reservoirs are open to the public, providing boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities. Backpackers and hikers enjoy the adjacent lands.

Programs on the Beech River for upland game management, 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.

Cedar: Facts + Figures

  • Construction of Cedar Dam was completed in 1963.
  • The dam is 27 feet high and 750 feet long.
  • Cedar Reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 220 acre-feet.
  • Cedar Reservoir stretches one mile upstream from the dam.
  • Cedar Dam is not a hydroelectric facility. It has no power generators and produces no electricity.