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Cleveland Lake

Project Description:
Zach Matteo, P.E.
City Engineer

City Hall Annex
520 Main Street
Belton,MO  64012

Ph: (816) 331-4331

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cleveland Regional Lake Project is located adjacent to Cleveland Avenue between W. Sunrise Drive and Cambridge Road.  The project objectives are as follows:

  • Eliminate 100-year flooding of downstream properties, primarily homes along Park Avenue immediately downstream of the proposed lake
  • Control 100-year flooding at Cleveland Avenue
  • Reduce downstream channel erosion
  • Provide a public recreational amenity

The lake’s pool surface area is approximately 8 acres. A dam running roughly parallel to Cleveland Avenue is an earthen embankment with an average height of approximately 12 feet across the entire length of the dam and a maximum height of 24 feet.  A 5’x10’ concrete box culvert serves as the primary spillway, or outlet, for the lake. 

Additional improvements include water quality and recreational enhancements such as a pedestrian trail, a parking lot, boat ramp, wetland areas, boardwalks, native vegetation and tree establishment, and wildlife habitat areas.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 22, 2013 to officially open our new lake and park!

September 25, 2013

September 18, 2013

August 28, 2013

April 2013

January 11, 2013

December 28, 2012

November 27, 2012

Project Figures:
Project Vicinity Map for the Cleveland Regional Lake Project

Planned Improvements for the Cleveland Regional Lake Project

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