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BOB MAINDELLE: Boat show features three events under one roof

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 1/19/2019 10:03:00 PM

The backbone of the boat show is several of the area’s boat dealerships, including Marine Outlet in Temple, Bingham Marine on the south shore of Belton Lake, Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle in

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Residents who could lose voting rights paying for WCID plant

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 1/19/2019 1:54:00 PM

Why build? The district currently receives water from Belton Lake treated with a more than 60-year-old plant on the lake. In 2013, the city of Killeen was at risk of exceeding a water usage

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BISD OK’s new attendance boundaries

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 1/14/2019 8:25:00 PM

However, Lakewood Elementary will be split, with most students attending Lake Belton Middle School while a few living along the shores of Belton Lake will attend Belton Middle School. In addition to L

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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For the birds: Cub Scouts help clear brush at BLORA

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 1/5/2019 11:57:00 PM

Last month at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, Cub Scouts of Pack 221-Fort Hood learned about songbirds that live on the installation and spent half a day clearing brush and removing leaf debr

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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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