Chaba River (Canada) facts for kids
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Chaba River and Chaba Icefield
|Main source||Chaba Icefield
1,597 m (5,240 ft)
|River mouth||Athabasca River
1,380 m (4,530 ft)
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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