The Naming of the Lake Historical

The Naming of the Lake Historical (HM1T3T)

Location: Cumberland, MD 21502 Allegany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 42.043', W 78° 39.7138242'

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In 1970, this dam was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to impound Rocky Gap Run and create Lake Habeeb. The 243-acre lake is named in honor of Edward Habeeb who inspired the establishment of Rocky Gap State Park.

This lake is typical of all Maryland's lakes in that it requires a dam. There are no natural lakes in Maryland. The average depth of Lake Habeeb is 30 feet with some areas as deep as 90 feet.

The park was formally opened on July 17, 1974. The lake was later dedicated on September 18, 1976.

[text with left photo] Edward Habeeb

[text with right photo] Mr. Habeeb joins State and local officials for the ground-breaking ceremonies at Rocky Gap

Funded by Recreational Trails Grant Program
HM NumberHM1T3T
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Date Added Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17H E 700459 N 5602845
Decimal Degrees39.70071667, -78.66189707
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.043', W 78° 39.7138242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 2.58" N, 78° 39' 42.829452" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Cumberland MD 21502, US
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