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|Countries||Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon|
|Length||1,400 km (870 mi)|
|Basin size||548,747 km2 (211,872 sq mi)|
|• average||1059 m3/s|
|• minimum||8 m3/s|
|• maximum||4846 m3/s|
|• left||Logone River|
The Chari River flows from the Central African Republic through Chad into Lake Chad, following the Cameroon border from N'Djamena, where it is joined by its western and principal tributary, the Logone River.
It provides 90 percent of the water flowing into Lake Chad. The watershed of the river covers 548,747 square kilometres (211,872 sq mi). The principal tributary is the Logone River, while minor tributaries include the Bahr Salamat, the Bahr Sah), the Bahr Aouk and the Bahr Kéita.
Since the 1960s, there have been proposals to divert water from the Ubangi River to the Chari to revitalize Lake Chad, which would constitute a reversal of the capture of the upper Ubangi from the Chari by the Congo that is believed to have occurred in the early Pleistocene.
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