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582.08 FEET
3/27/2015
Full Pool: 594.0
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Commander’s Crucible kicks off

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 3/26/2015 8:54:00 PM

Camp Arrowhead is on North Nolan Road near the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area in Belton. The Stronghold of Hellsgate is the local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., and the area represents Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Killeen

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Satisfy your sweet tooth: Belton business offers cool treats

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 3/21/2015 6:40:00 PM

BELTON — Sips n’ Sweets is gearing up for the summer season and the Belton Lake visitors who come with it. Open since September, the official ribbon-cutting for the bakery and ice cream shop was Wednesday, and owner Devenee Smith said she hopes to keep

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Killeen officials praise efforts by residents to reduce water usage

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 3/20/2015 5:40:00 AM

The city was prompted to enter stage 1 in mid-February due to low water levels at Belton Lake. Stage 1 is voluntary and encourages residents to decrease water usage where possible. City Manager Glenn Morrison said City Hall gets “a lot” of calls from

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Bakery, ice cream shop in Belton preparing for summer season

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 3/20/2015 2:41:00 AM

BELTON — Sips n’ Sweets is gearing up for the summer season and the Belton Lake visitors who come with it. Open since September, the official ribbon-cutting for the bakery and ice cream shop was Wednesday, and owner Devenee Smith said she hopes to keep

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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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