The idea proposes a canal to intercept, by a series of dams, part of the discharges of the right hand tributaries of the river Congo, starting in the Kivu region and proceeding north‐west towards the Ubangi and, crossing
the divide with the Chad basin, brings them by gravity into one of the Chari tributaries, adequately reshaped and trained, and hence into the lake.

The intercepting canal could be long up to 2400 km long and could intercept up to 100 billion cm/year ( 100 km3/ year), i.e. less than 8% of the river Congo discharge at its mouth. The transferred volumes would stabilize the Chad surface to a level that could even reach the value of the 1960s and allow the development of millions hectares of irrigated agriculture in its catchment.