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Location of project. Belton Reservoir will be formed by construction of an earthen dam on the Leon River at about river mile 16.7, approximately 3 miles north of Belton. The reservoir will occupy a northern portion of Bell County and a southeastern portion of Coryell County. Sites investigated. An extensive subsurface investigation was made of the project document site at river mile 15.5. Subsurface explorations disclosed adverse leakage and unfavorable geologic conditions, and as a result the site was abandoned. A dam site at about river mile 16.7 was investigated and found to be geologically satisfactory for development of the definite project dam.

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