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Killeen explores water world — and group that controls supply

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 12/10/2016 7:34:00 PM

In 2004, the city of Killeen amended its agreement with the district to pay for the replacement of a 24-inch cast-iron pipe that runs from the district’s drinking water treatment plant on the shore of Belton Lake, along Avenue G in Killeen and terminates

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Grill hosts crowd for Belton Lake Parade of Lights

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 12/5/2016 5:52:00 AM

BELTON — Good cheer was in the air Sunday evening for the crowd watching the Belton Lake Parade of Lights from the Dead Fish Grill restaurant. Chris Pardue, general manager of the grill, estimated about 300 people were watching, a good many of them

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Guide to local 2016 Christmas and holiday events

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 12/1/2016 8:23:00 PM

The annual Nature in Lights, a Christmas lights drive-thru event at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, is currently under way. The dates for this season’s Nature in Lights is Nov. 11 - Jan. 8, and it is open nightly from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Prices have

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What's Happening

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 11/30/2016 4:53:00 AM

Nature in Lights: The annual Nature in Lights, a Christmas lights drive-thru event at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, is currently under way. The dates for this season’s Nature in Lights is Nov. 11-Jan. 8, and it is open nightly from 5:30

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Here comes Santa Claus

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 11/25/2016 3:35:00 AM

Nature in Lights turns Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area into a winter wonderland for kids and kids at heart. This event is open to the public and visitors can drive through the 800-plus-acre park nightly to view 5½ miles of illuminated displays

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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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