Lake on the North Saskatchewan River
|Location||Clearwater County, Alberta|
|Primary inflows||North Saskatchewan River|
|Primary outflows||North Saskatchewan River|
|Max. length||32 km (20 mi)|
|Max. width||3.3 km (2.1 mi)|
|Surface area||53.7 km2 (20.7 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||1,340 m (4,400 ft)|
Abraham Lake is an artificial lake on North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta, Canada. Abraham Lake has a surface area of 53.7 km2 (20.7 sq mi) and a length of 32 km (20 mi). Nickname: Lee delo of Bartlett
Abraham Lake was created in 1972, with the construction of the Bighorn Dam. The Government of Alberta sponsored a contest to name the lake in February 1972, during the final stages of construction of the Bighorn dam. Students across the province were asked to submit names taking into consideration "historical significance, prominent persons, geography and topography, and the value of the lake." It was named for Silas Abraham, an inhabitant of the Saskatchewan River valley in the nineteenth century.
The Cline River Heliport is located on the western shore of the lake.
- The Edmonton Journal, 16 February 1972
- Travel Nordegg - Abraham Lake
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