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594.05 FEET
8/29/2015
Full Pool: 594.0
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Corp of Engineers Closes Pier 36 Marina Due to Safety Concerns

KCEN TV

Date: 8/28/2015 5:31:00 PM

BELTON -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake has closed the Pier 36 Marina due to health and safety issues caused by weather damage. The decision was made Friday following a team of Corps personnel's inspection of the Pier 36 Marina Thursday

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Area expert: Fishing conditions ‘very tough’

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 8/28/2015 2:34:00 AM

When Belton Lake was closed down, all the ski boaters were over here at Stillhouse. Swimmers, too. The fish get spooked more. Too much traffic. But, lately, with school back in session, there should be less traffic on area lakes and I do believe that will

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Missing Woman Who Jumped From Boat Found in Belton Lake

KCEN TV

Date: 8/24/2015 6:27:00 PM

BELTON LAKE -- The 39-year-old woman who disappeared after jumping out of a boat for shore near Lawson's Point on Belton Lake has now been recovered. The Texas Parks and Wildlife dive team found the woman Sunday 39.9 ft. under water. They had been

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Possible Drowning at Belton Lake

KCEN TV

Date: 8/23/2015 6:10:00 PM

BELTON -- Crews are searching for a woman after she went missing at Lake Belton last night. Bell County Sheriff's Department was dispatched at 11:10 p.m. Saturday night to Lawson's Point at Belton Lake to search for a missing woman. Witnesses say that the

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Possible Drowning at Belton Lake

Kiii3 News

Date: 8/22/2015 8:44:00 PM

BELTON -- Crews are searching for a woman after she went missing at Lake Belton last night. Bell County Sheriff's Department was dispatched at 11:10 p.m. Saturday night to Lawson's Point at Belton Lake to search for a missing woman. Witnesses say that the

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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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