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619.45 FEET
6/28/2016
Full Pool: 594.0
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BOB MAINDELLE: Despite flooding, Belton Lake producing record catches

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 6/26/2016 1:01:00 AM

As I write this, Belton Lake stands at 23.47 feet above normal elevation and is still rising by 0.2 to 0.4 feet per day thanks to a heavy, ongoing release of water from Lake Proctor further upstream on the Leon River. Lake Proctor’s release this past

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forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 6/23/2016 9:19:00 AM

Earlier this month, post officials with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation announced the cancellation of Water Fest at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area due to the high water levels in the lake. As water levels have

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News Briefs!

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 6/23/2016 9:19:00 AM

Earlier this month, post officials with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation announced the cancellation of Water Fest at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area due to the high water levels in the lake. As water levels have

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High waters cancel annual Water Fest at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 6/23/2016 2:40:00 AM

FORT HOOD — The annual Water Fest at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, or BLORA, has been officially canceled this year due to high water caused by heavy rains. The event is normally sponsored by the post’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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Hood roller derby team continues progressing throughout season

forthoodsentinel.com

Date: 6/22/2016 10:32:00 PM

The bout, which was the first home bout for HOW, was moved from its usual time and location at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s Live Oak Pavilion in the middle of the week due to high lake levels and flooding at the park. HOW head coach Monty

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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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