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About Nepal Water Resource Portal

The Nepal Water Resource Portal provides a complete picture of Nepal’s water resources and its varied uses. It is a database of all major and minor rivers and river basins along with operational, under construction and under survey hydropower projects on these rivers. In addition, the website includes irrigation projects and groundwater level across the country, giving a spatial representation of Nepal’s water resource and its utilities.


The team working on the portal was inspired by the lack of composite information on how water resources are used or at times even exploited. This portal, therefore, provides a tool to analyze water resources and the development of a region. It uses GIS to locate the infrastructure projects on each river, within the administrative boundaries along with the salient features of those projects, bringing to light the developmental trajectory of our rivers.

River with Hydropower Projects

mai khola

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Projects

Piluwa Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Lower Piluwa Hydropower Project
  • Down Piluwa Hydropower Project
  • Upper Piluwa Khola-2 Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Piluwa Hills Small Hydropower Project
  • Piluwa Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Piluwa 3 HPP
  • Upper Piluwa-1
mai khola

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Projects

Tadi Khola

Nuwakot

  • Lower Tadi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Tadi Hydropower Project
  • Tadi Khola hydropower Project
  • Tadi Ghyamphedi HPP
  • Tadi Khola
  • Tadi Khola Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Middle Tadi Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

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Projects

Solu Khola

Solukhumbu

  • Lower Solu Hydropower Project
  • Salleri Chialsa Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Solu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Solu Khola (Dudha Koshi) Hydropower Project
  • Solu Hydropower Project
  • Mid Solu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Dudhkunda Khola HEP
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Projects

Myagdi Khola

Myagdi

  • Upper Myagdi Hydropower Project
  • Durbang Myagdi Khola Hydropower Projcet
  • Myagdi Khola- B HEP
  • Myagdi Khola A HEP
  • Middle Myagdi HPP
  • Upper Myagdi-I Hydroelectric Project
  • Myagdi Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

6

Projects

Daraundi Nadi

Gorkha,Tanahu

  • Daraundi-1 Hydropower Project
  • Daraundi A Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Daraudi-C HPP
  • Upper Daraudi B Small HPP
  • Madya Super Daraundi HPP
  • Upper Daraudi Hydropower Project
mai khola

6

Projects

Midim Khola

Kaski,Lamjung

  • Midim Khola Micro Hydro Project
  • Middle Midim Hydropower Project
  • Lower Midim Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Midim Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Midim Khola SHP
  • Midim 1 HEP
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Projects

Sabha Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Sabha Khola A Hydropower Project
  • Sabha Khola-B Hydropower Project
  • Supper Sabha Khola Small HPP
  • Sabha Khola C HPP
  • Sabha Khola Hydropower Project
  • Sabha Khola A HEP
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Projects

Tamakoshi River

Dolakha,Ramechhap,Sindhuli

  • Babiyodada Manthali Khola Micro Hydropower Project
  • Rawa Chyalabyala Fisur Khola Micro Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project
  • Tamakoshi V Hydropower Project
  • Lapche-Tamakoshi HEP
  • Tamakoshi- 9 HEP
mai khola

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Projects

Dordi Khola

Lamjung

  • Super Dordi Kha Hydropower Project
  • Upper Dordi A Hydroelectric Project
  • Dordi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Dordi-1 Hydropower Project
  • Dordi Dudh Khola Small HEP
  • Himchuli Dordi HEP
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Projects

Rawa Khola

Achham,Doti,Khotang

  • Rawa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Rawa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Rawa Khola HEP
  • Lower Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Mid Rawa Khola HEP
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Projects

Balephi Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Balephi A Hydropower Project
  • Balephi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Balephi A Hydropower Project
  • Balephi Cascade HEP
  • Lower Balephi
  • Upper Balefhi
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Projects

Iwa Khola

Panchthar,Taplejung

  • Super Iwa Khola HEP
  • Lower Iguwa Khola Hydro-Electric Project
  • MIddle Ingwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Most Iwa Khola HEP
  • Super Most Iwa
  • Iwa Khola Hydropower Project

Hydropower Projects

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Bijayapur-1 Small Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2012-08-21
  • Installed Capacity : 4.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Madi Hydropower Project

Kaski

The 25-MW Upper Madi hydropower project, owned jointly by a China-Nepal venture, started generating power in Kaski district in western Nepal, in Dec 2016. The project construction, which was primarily estimated to cost around Rs 5.28 billion, saw an increase in investment to Rs 8 billion due to trade blockade, earthquake and other natural calamities. The construction started from mid-December 2012 and completed at the end of December 2016. China International Water & Electric Co. (CWE) financed the project under the build, own, operate and transfer model together with Nepalese investor Bijay Babu Malla.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-01-09
  • Installed Capacity : 25 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
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Upper Mai Hydroelectric Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-06-23
  • Installed Capacity : 12 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Mai Hydropower Project

Illam

Sanima Mai Hydropower Limited was established by Sanima Hydro group as a special purpose vehicle to implement Mai Hydropower Project (22 MW) and Mai Cascade Hydropower Project (7 MW). Both projects are run-of-river (RoR) type and located at the formerly Chisapani, Danabari, and Soyak Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Ilam district. MHP utilizes the flow of Mai Khola and MCHP utilizes the water from the tailrace of MHP to generate electricity. Projects comprise Diversion weir with Undersluice, Intake arrangements followed by Inlet canal, Settling basin, Headrace culvert, Headrace tunnel, Surge-shaft followed by Penstock Pipe, MHP powerhouse, Tailrace canal, Penstock pipe for MCHP, MCHP powerhouse and Tailrace. Power generated from MHP is evacuated through 132kV transmission line of 10.6 km and connected to the Integrated Nepal Power System (INPS) at Nepal Electricity Authority’s Godak sub-station in Ilam district.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-01-28
  • Installed Capacity : 22 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Phawa khola Hydropower Project

Taplejung

  • Issue Date: 2010-10-05
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Charnawati Khola Hydroelectric Project

Mati, Dolakha

The Charanawoti Hydro electrical Project (CHP) is located in Bhimeshwor Municipality ward no 8, 9 & 11, Katakuti VDC Ward No. 06, and Magapauwa VDC Ward No. 05 of Dolakha District in the Central Development Region of Nepal. This project is located 15 km East of Charikot city. Geographically, the basin is located between latitudes 27º37'50" and 27º39'20" and between longitude 86º00'58" and 86º02'35.5". The river basin extends up to 7555 masl. The annual generation of energy is 20.383 GWh with an installed capacity of 3.520 MW.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2013-06-07
  • Installed Capacity : 3.52 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-river
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Jiri Khola Small Hydropower Project

Dolakha

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-02-13
  • Installed Capacity : 2.4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Middle Chaku Khola Hydropower Project

Sindupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2013-02-26
  • Installed Capacity : 1.8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Radhi Small hydropower Project

Lamjung

Radhi Small Hydropower Project is located in Ghermu VDC of Lamjung District having capacity of 4400 kW. The project is developed by Radhi Bidyut Company Ltd. (RBCL) by utilizing the source of Radhi Khola. The project has successfully started its generation from 31st Jestha 2071 and it is the first project developed under project finance model completed with budget & time. The RBCL’s majority shareholder is Lamjung Electricity Development Company Ltd.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-06-14
  • Installed Capacity : 4.4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Tadi Khola hydropower Project

Nuwakot

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2002-01-23
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Upper Marsyangdi A

Khudi, Lamjung

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-11-15
  • Installed Capacity : 50 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-river
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Thapa Khola Hydropower Project

Mustang

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-08
  • Installed Capacity : 11.2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River