Belton Lake

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Lake Level
590.01 FEET
5/24/2015
Full Pool: 594.0
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Area expert: Fishing has been ‘pretty poor’

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/21/2015 7:25:00 AM

Mathes said those fishing at Belton Lake might be better rewarded than those staying at Stillhouse. “Belton Lake is rising pretty fast,” he said. “I’ll be fishing it this weekend

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BLORA offers fun for every age

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 5/20/2015 10:11:00 PM

A group takes a speed boat for a turn on the lake with an inflatable tube towed behind the boat. Belton Lake provides visitors with fishing and many other water recreation opportunities. (Sentinel file photos) In this file photo, Tristan Nelson slides down

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Corps and partners promote safety

United States Army

Date: 5/19/2015 10:44:00 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Belton Lake staff and several partners will host a Media Day to promote vehicle, cycling, boating and water safety at Temple Lake Park, on May 21 beginning at 2:30 p.m. This

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Area angling experts expect rain to help fishing

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/14/2015 8:09:00 AM

Seevers said Belton Lake has been a hot spot lately. “I’m the youth director for the Cen-Tex High School Basshunters and the kids have been tearing up Belton Lake lately,” Seevers said. “The water has cleared up quite a bit. The smallmouth

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‘Hogs’ host WTU Family for afternoon of fun, food

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 5/13/2015 10:12:00 PM

More than 150 attended the annual event that was held at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB Public

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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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