Belton Lake

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594.52 FEET
2/13/2016
Full Pool: 594.0
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Preparing for the unpredictable: Fort Hood units get ready to be DOD’s national emergency response force

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 2/11/2016 1:06:00 AM

With a fleet of more than 30 Black Hawks and a dozen Chinook helicopters, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment — part of 1st Cavalry Division’s Air Cavalry Brigade — set up a tactical assembly area in a rural area of Fort Hood near Belton Lake

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Despite recent rains that filled local lakes, water still a hot commodity

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 1/23/2016 9:20:00 PM

Without water, schools, businesses and communities at large cannot operate. Water source The majority of local drinking water comes from Belton Lake through a network of pipelines. Killeen, Copperas Cove, Fort Hood, Belton, Nolanville and Harker Heights

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NM soldier’s mom: ‘He felt like he was broken’

ABQJournal

Date: 1/15/2016 7:58:00 AM

Officials said his body was found in a vehicle near the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The cause of his death has not been officially released, but Schuette’s mother said her son took his own life. “He suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress

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Club owner shares a bit of Puerto Rico

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 1/15/2016 3:16:00 AM

The Latin Quarters does festivals for people. We provide food and live music at the Belton Lake once a year. The entire community is invited to this great event. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself retired and living somewhere nice

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Soldier’s mom: ‘He felt like he was broken’

Clovis News Journal

Date: 1/12/2016 5:31:00 PM

Officials said his body was found in a vehicle near the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The cause of his death has not been officially released, but Schuette’s mother said her son took his own life. “He suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress

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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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