TVA releasing water at Tims Ford

LOCAL NEWS — It’s great weather for daffodils and ducks but water levels are reaching maximum capacity at Tims Ford Lake. As such, TVA announced today that they’ll be releasing water at Tims Ford Dam until further notice.

So far in February, the Tims Ford Dam rain gauge recorded 9.1 inches of rain. That’s after an also wet January of over eight inches of rain in Moore County. And more rain is on it’s way.

The Huntsville National Weather Service office reports that Moore County remains under a Flash Flood Watch until 6 p.m. tonight. Rain will begin again Tuesday night and heavy rainfall is expected Wednesday including a risk of severe thunderstorms. Saturated top soil and gusty winds on Wednesday could topple trees, resulting in power outages.

As always, locals should use extreme caution on all local water bodies due to high rainfall amounts but especially those below the dam, like the Elk River, where water levels and water flow rates can change quickly.

For more information on TVA lake levels, visit their website or download the TVA Lake Info App on both iPhone and Android. •

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