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Lake Level
590.33 FEET
7/17/2018
Full Pool: 594.0
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No, there won’t be any relief from heat in Killeen this week

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/14/2018 2:50:00 PM

Stillhouse Hollow Lake’s water level is more than 6 feet below normal elevation, and Belton Lake is about 3 and a half feet below normal, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website

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Texas teen apologizes after video shows him flinging cat into lake

Dallas Morning News

Date: 7/11/2018 8:17:00 PM

The video shows two teenage boys, one holding a cat, standing on the rocky shore of what is thought to be Belton Lake. He throws the cat several feet into the water while a third teen films. The video

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Belton teen apologizes for throwing cat in the lake

KCEN TV

Date: 7/11/2018 4:32:00 PM

belton — The Belton teenager responsible for throwing a cat into Belton Lake issued an apology on Wednesday. Channel 6 tracked down the teenager and his father as they were leaving the Bell County She

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over MO Lt. Gov. appointment

KFVS12

Date: 7/11/2018 3:41:00 PM

Officials are investigating after a video surfaced of teens throwing a cat into Belton Lake. Officials are investigating after a video surfaced of teens throwing a cat into Belton Lake. Toxicology res

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Man wanted for recent Randolph County vehicle thefts

KFVS12

Date: 7/11/2018 3:41:00 PM

Officials are investigating after a video surfaced of teens throwing a cat into Belton Lake. Officials are investigating after a video surfaced of teens throwing a cat into Belton Lake. Toxicology res

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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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