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The Chambal River is a tributary of the Yamuna River in central India. It forms a significant portion of the Greater Gangetic drainage arrangement.The river passes through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. Major tributaries of the Chambal River include Mej, Banas, Kali Sindh, Parbati, and Shipra. The river flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh. It is a perennial river, which originates from a place near Manspura in Janapao Hills in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is 1,024 km long, and its basin size is 143,219 square km. The Gandhi Sagar Dam is the first of the four dams built on the Chambal River, located on the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. It is a 64 metre high masonry gravity dam, with a live storage capacity of 6,920 MCM (million cubic metres) and a catchment area of 22,584 square km, of which only 1,537 square km is in Rajasthan.