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Musseling in

Cleburne Times-Review

Date: 7/25/2016 7:11:00 PM

Lake Texoma was the first lake discovered to have the mussels in 2009 and they have spread in particular down the Brazos River basin, according to the Brazos River Authority, all the way to Belton Lake in Bell County. Texas lakes where zebra mussels have

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Fallen Warriors

Date: 7/20/2016 10:22:00 PM

Spc. Alexander Michael Johnson, 21, was found deceased near the Belton Lake Recreation Area paintball court July 12 on Fort Hood. Johnson, whose home of record is Mulberry, Florida, entered active-duty military service in July 2013 as an AH-64 Apache

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Army Corps clarifies information about area lakes

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/20/2016 2:35:00 AM

Those parks are Live Oak Ridge Park at Belton Lake, Cedar Ridge Park at Stillhouse Hollow Lake and Miller Springs Park below the Belton Lake dam. The Corps has tried to maintain as much recreational use as possible throughout the flood conditions

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Belton Lake hits record lows

KXXV-TV News 25

Date: 7/17/2016 8:21:44 PM

Even though this hasn't been the hottest or driest summer on record, water levels are alarmingly low. In fact, as of noon on Tuesday, Belton Lake was at an all time low. "Today Lake Belton did hit the lowest level it has ever been since it's reached its

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Saving for the future: Experts urge cities to bank water

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/17/2016 2:32:00 AM

So far, 2016 has been a wet year. Belton Lake, the source of drinking water for much of Bell County, is more than 19 feet above average elevation. While water is aplenty, before the state reverts to dry years, water entities should store excess purchased

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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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