Belton Lake

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Lake Level
602.52 FEET
5/6/2016
Full Pool: 594.0
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Rainfall welcomed at Belton, Stillhouse Hollow lakes, but parks remain closed due to flooding

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/4/2016 12:11:00 PM

The levels are both lakes are about eight feet higher than their averages, with the Belton Lake level at 602.9 feet above sea level — 8.9 feet above average — and the Stillhouse Hollow Lake level at 629.6 feet — 7.6 feet above average. “We actually

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Grant to help Central Texas nature center

Waco Tribune-Herald

Date: 5/3/2016 11:01:00 PM

The Temple Daily Telegram (http://bit.ly/1SGCEZ6) reports the grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for $100,000 will fund the two initiatives at the Miller Springs Nature Center, located near Belton Lake and overseen by the nonprofit Miller

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Grant to give boost to Central Texas nature center

Texarkana Gazette

Date: 5/1/2016 5:37:00 PM

The Temple Daily Telegram reports the grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for $100,000 will fund the two initiatives at the Miller Springs Nature Center, located near Belton Lake and overseen by the nonprofit Miller Springs Alliance

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Grant to help Central Texas nature center

KSLA 12

Date: 5/1/2016 5:29:00 PM

The Temple Daily Telegram (http://bit.ly/1SGCEZ6) reports the grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for $100,000 will fund the two initiatives at the Miller Springs Nature Center, located near Belton Lake and overseen by the nonprofit Miller

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Trails at a 260-acre nature center in Central Texas will be reconstructed and habitat restored with the help of a grant

The Republic

Date: 5/1/2016 9:31:00 AM

The Temple Daily Telegram (http://bit.ly/1SGCEZ6) reports the grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for $100,000 will fund the two initiatives at the Miller Springs Nature Center, located near Belton Lake and overseen by the nonprofit Miller

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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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