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Live music and lizards: Weekend events include concerts, reptile expo

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 11/15/2018 12:16:00 AM

Nature in Lights Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s annual Nature in Lights event will begin Friday, featuring five and a half miles of holiday light displays. Nature in Lights will be open to the

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Thought Monday night in Killeen was cold? Tuesday night gets colder

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 11/13/2018 8:26:00 AM

Stillhouse Hollow Lake’s water level is nearly 13 feet above normal elevation, and Belton Lake is nearly 12 feet above normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website

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Ila Louise Langham

The Port Arthur News

Date: 11/12/2018 3:07:00 PM

Ila Louise Langham formerly of Port Arthur Texas, died at Belton Lake, TX, at home, asleep in her recliner on Sunday, November 4th. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held at her home 158 Buck

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Monday night temps in Killeen expected to drop below freezing

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 11/10/2018 11:23:00 AM

Stillhouse Hollow Lake’s water level is nearly 13 feet above normal elevation, and Belton Lake is about 12.5 feet above normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website

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Fire departments team up for swift water rescue training

KXXV News Channel 25

Date: 11/8/2018 3:48:00 PM

They used weeks of rain to their advantage. Water from Belton Lake is being released through a dam into the Leon River at high speed, creating the perfect training conditions. Capt. Justin Todd belong

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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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