Belton Lake

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596.64 FEET
8/26/2016
Full Pool: 594.0
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State briefs: Firefighter suffers head injury in Houston apartments blaze

Your Houston News

Date: 8/23/2016 8:24:00 PM

Autopsy results are pending. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of McClure’s death after his body was discovered Monday near Belton Lake. Officer Shawana Neely says some boaters spotted the body and called 911. Sentencing set for man

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Temple police identify body found at Belton Lake

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 8/23/2016 7:30:00 PM

TEMPLE — Police on Tuesday released the name of the man found dead Monday morning at the base of a cliff on Belton Lake. Robert James Mcclure, 87, of Belton, was the man identified by the General Investigations Unit, Temple police spokeswoman Shawana

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Detectives ID the man found dead near Belton Lake

KCEN TV

Date: 8/23/2016 6:15:00 PM

TEMPLE - Detectives have identified the man that was found dead Monday morning near Belton Lake. Robert James Mcclure, 87, of Belton was discovered at the base off a cliff at Temple Lake Park near Centex Sportsman Road. A boater called police after 9:20 a

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Body of man, 87, found in Temple at base of cliff near lake

Odessa American

Date: 8/23/2016 3:46:00 PM

Autopsy results are pending. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of McClure's death after his body was discovered Monday near Belton Lake. Officer Shawana Neely says some boaters spotted the body and called 911

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Body of man, 87, found in Temple at base of cliff near lake

Washington Times

Date: 8/23/2016 10:19:00 AM

Autopsy results are pending. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of McClure’s death after his body was discovered Monday near Belton Lake. Officer Shawana Neely says some boaters spotted the body and called 911. Police did not immediately

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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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