Chamb

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Chamb (Kouba)
Chamb bei Arnschwang.JPG
River Chamb near Arnschwang
Origin South of Kdyně, Domažlice, Plzeň Region
Mouth Regen River at Cham, Oberpfalz Bavaria
49°13′17″N 12°41′8″E / 49.22139°N 12.68556°E / 49.22139; 12.68556Coordinates: 49°13′17″N 12°41′8″E / 49.22139°N 12.68556°E / 49.22139; 12.68556
Basin countries Germany, Czech Republic
Length 51 km (32 mi)
Mouth elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Avg. discharge variable
Basin area 276 km2 (107 sq mi)

The Chamb (German: Chamb; Czech: Kouba) is a river in the Czech Republic and in Germany. It is a 51 kilometres (32 mi) right tributary of the Regen River.

The Chamb begins south of the Czech village of Kdyně, and flows some 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) westward, crossing into Germany at an elevation of 407 metres (1,335 ft). From there it flows southwestward through Eschlkam, Furth im Wald, and Arnschwang, joining the Regen east of the city of Cham (whose name is of similar Celtic etymology).

The discharge of the Chamb is variable. The highest and lowest recorded flow rates are 60.8 m3 (2,150 cu ft) per second (July 9, 1954) and 0.36 m3 (13 cu ft) per second (June 9, 1960).

Mouth of River Chamb into Regen River close to the village Cham