Lampasas River

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Lampasas River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 • locationTexas
MouthLittle River
 • coordinates
30°59′04″N 97°24′08″W / 30.98436°N 97.40225°W / 30.98436; -97.40225Coordinates: 30°59′04″N 97°24′08″W / 30.98436°N 97.40225°W / 30.98436; -97.40225[1]

The Lampasas River (/læmˈpæsəs/ lam-PASS-əs) is a river in the U.S. state of Texas. The river originates near the city of Hamilton and travels southeast for 75 miles through central Texas to a man-made reservoir called Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The river flows about 100 miles southeast through Lampasas, Burnet, and Bell Counties.[2] It continues for a short distance after the lake to converge with the Leon River to form the Little River (Texas) near Belton.

The Lampasas River is the northernmost and westernmost river in the natural range of the American alligator, which is still found there. In June 2015, two men were arrested for shooting and killing an alligator that they found on the river.[3]

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  1. ^ "Lampasas River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ "TPWD: An Analysis of Texas Waterways (PWD RP T3200-1047) -- Lampasas and Lavaca Rivers". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ Service, FME News. "2 Killeen men arrested in connection with alligator death". The Killeen Daily Herald. Retrieved 2020-05-13.

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