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Chaba River
Chaba River and Chaba Icefield
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Physical characteristics
Main source Chaba Icefield
1,597 m (5,240 ft)
52°14′49″N 117°40′52″W / 52.24694°N 117.68111°W / 52.24694; -117.68111
River mouth Athabasca River
1,380 m (4,530 ft)
52°25′05″N 117°39′38″W / 52.41806°N 117.66056°W / 52.41806; -117.66056

The Chaba River is a short river in western Alberta, Canada. It flows from the Canadian Rockies, and joins the Athabasca River.

The Chaba River is a major tributary of the Athabasca. The Chaba is fed by the glacial melt originating in the Chaba Icefield, comprising Chaba Peak, as well as Listening and Sundial Peaks. A small glacier on Mount Quincy also contributes to the Chaba. The river was given its name by A. P. Coleman, a geologist born in Eastern Canada in 1852. He stated there "were endless beaver dams and trees" along the river, and named it after the Stoney Indian word for beavers."

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