Chamb

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Chamb (Kouba)
Chamb bei Arnschwang.JPG
River Chamb near Arnschwang
Country Germany, Czech Republic
Basin
Main source South of Kdyně, Domažlice, Plzeň Region
River mouth Regen River at Cham, Oberpfalz Bavaria
370 m (1,210 ft)
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 size 276 km2 (107 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 51 km (32 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    variable

The Chamb (German: Chamb; Czech: Kouba) is a river in the Czech Republic and in Germany. It is a 51-kilometre (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