Ouham River

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Coordinates: 9°18′59″N 18°13′35″E / 9.31639°N 18.22639°E / 9.31639; 18.22639
Ouham River
Bahr Sarh; Bahr Sara
River
Countries Chad, Central African Republic
Tributaries
 - left Nana Barya
 - right Fafa
Cities Bossangoa, Bozoum
Source
 - elevation 1,139 m (3,737 ft)
 - coordinates 6°11′N 15°14′E / 6.183°N 15.233°E / 6.183; 15.233
Mouth
 - location Chari River north from Sarh, Chad
 - elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
 - coordinates 9°18′59″N 18°13′35″E / 9.31639°N 18.22639°E / 9.31639; 18.22639
Length 676 km (420 mi)
Basin 70,000 km2 (27,027 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 480 m3/s (16,951 cu ft/s)
Map showing the Chari with the Ouham (Bottom center)

The Ouham River is a river in Central Africa, and one of the main headwaters of the Chari River. The Ouham originates in the Central African Republic between the prefecture Nana-Mambéré and the prefecture Ouham-Pendé, crossing into Chad where it joins the Chari about 25 km north Sarh. Tributaries are Baba, Fafa, Nana Bakassa, Nana Barya.

Hydrometry[edit]

The flow of the river observed over 33 years (1951–84) in Moïssala a town in Chad about 150 km above the mouth of the Chari.[1] The at Moïssala observed average annual flow during this period was 480 m³ / s fed by an area of about 67,600 km ² approximately 95% of the total catchment area of the River.

The average monthly flow of the river Sara at hydrological station of Moïssala (in m³ / s ) (Calculated using the data for a period of 33 years, 1951–84)

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRDC - The Bahr Sara at Moïssala