Belton Lake


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BOB MAINDELLE: Fort Hood siblings help SKIFF program reach milestone

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 2/18/2018 12:09:00 AM

The program offers free, four-hour guided fishing trips by boat on both Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir. In so doing, the Austin Fly Fishers hope to help ease the strain on military families which occurs when a military parent must be separated

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Locks at lake show love

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 2/11/2018 12:12:00 AM

That was the first time Ward’s 8-year-old son and Contreras’ 9-year-old son met and tagged along with their parents for a family date at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s Nature in Lights. As the group drove back to Contreras’ home in Troy

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Cold front brings chance of slight rainfall to Killeen area

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 2/5/2018 9:06:00 AM

03 inches, and the lack of rain has made for drier grass and lower water levels. As of Monday, Belton Lake was 4 feet below normal water level, and Stillhouse Hollow Lake was nearly 5 feet below normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website

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More dry weather ahead for Killeen area

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 2/2/2018 8:52:00 AM

That places Killeen and all of Bell County in a severe drought, she added. Belton Lake is slightly more than three feet below its normal level. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is a bit more than four feet below normal level

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Highway reopened after suspicious device found to be safe


Date: 1/29/2018 3:53:01 PM

The City of Belton posted that State Highway 317 is open after being closed due to a suspicious device found near the Leon River bridge. A Fort Hood unit specialized in explosive ordinance detection and disposal was on the scene. The city said the device

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• River: Leon River
• Length: 136 Miles
• Surface Area: 12,385 Acres
• Volume: 435,225 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 124 feet
With 136 miles of shoreline, Lake Benton visitors enjoy boating, camping, picnicking, and nature trails. Largemouth, white, smallmouth, and hybrid striped bass have been stocked, as well as catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar, and alligator. Lake Benton is also home to many species of songbirds, hawk, great blue herons, and many other species.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake, including five parks: Westcliff, Cedar Ridge, Winkler, Live Oak Ridge, and White Flint Park. Boating and swimming are also popular activities on Lake Belton. Camp Kachina, a girl scout's camp, is located on the shores of the lake.

Fishing is a popular activity among many lake goers. Belton Lake has been stocked with varying species of fish including largemouth bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar and alligator.

Hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, offering year-round opportunities for birders.

Belton Lake is located on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin in Texas. Belton Dam and the lake are both managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was impounded in 1954 and provides flood control, drinking water, and is a popular recreational destination.
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