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Heights reader says concrete work on Belton Dam was poorly planned

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/4/2015 2:37:00 AM

Well, well, well, once again Belton Lake is about 17 feet over full due to unusually heavy rains in May. It appears that the Corps of Engineers was pouring fresh concrete in Belton Dam about the time the rains came and had to wait for it to cure before

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Boat ramp may open tomorrow

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 7/2/2015 12:21:00 PM

The Belton Lake Park boat ramp off FM 439 will probably open 9 a.m. Friday, Ronnie Bruggman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman, said today. The lake level needs to drop another 4 to 6 inches for that to happen, but the Corps believes that will happen

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Learn to sail on local lakes

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/2/2015 8:39:00 AM

For Joey and Charlie Daniel, tying the knot was more than just a metaphor for exchanging wedding vows. The couple met on Belton Lake, introduced by mutual sailing friends. Their first date was aboard a Spirit 23 sailboat. “It was cold and crisp

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Tips to ensure a safe, happy 4th of July

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 6/26/2015 3:28:00 AM

From the Bell County Rodeo to the Belton barbecue and parade to water activities at Belton Lake and the Fort Hood Festival and Independence celebration, taking a few preventive steps will ensure a safe and happy Fourth Of July weekend celebration

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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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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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