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Residents give Corps input on Belton Lake plan

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 5/25/2017 10:50:00 PM

BELTON — While Bell County has rapidly changed over the decades, there’s still one thing stuck in the 1970s: the Belton Lake Master Plan. More than 50 residents attended a public hearing hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday evening

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Sports Briefs

Date: 5/24/2017 10:06:00 PM

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s annual Water Fest will be June 3-4. On June 3, hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. On June 4, hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities will include inflatable bouncers, gator slip-n-slide, water wars, drowned rat races

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Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 5/24/2017 4:50:00 AM

Waterfest: The Waterfest event sponsored by Smile Doctors will take place at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 3 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 4. Activites that will be available are inflatable bouncers, gator slip-n

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Corps seeks resident comments for updated lake plan

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 5/23/2017 6:00:00 PM

BELTON — The Belton Lake Master Plan, which is similar to a city’s zoning plan, has not been updated in 47 years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to change that. The Corps will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Community

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USACE to host public information meeting for Belton Lake Master Plan Revision

United States Army

Date: 5/17/2017 2:25:00 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives will host a public meeting on May 25, at the City of Belton’s Harris Community Center located at 401 N. Alexander Street, Belton, TX 76513 to provide information and

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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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