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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

Makari gad

Darchula

  • Makari gad Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Yambling Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Yambaling Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Milti Khola

Dolakha,Ramechhap

  • Sano Milti Khola Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Sisa Khola

Rolpa,Solukhumbu,Tanahu,Udayapur

  • Sisa Khola A Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Sun Khola

Dadeldhura,Doti,Ilam,Mustang,Rukum_E,Sindhupalchok

  • Tanchhahara Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Tinekhu Khola

Dolakha

  • Tinekhu Khola Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Padam Khola

Dailekh

  • Padam Khola Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Selang Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Lower Selang Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Istul Khola

Dhading,Gorkha

  • Istul Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Sapsup Khola

Khotang

  • Sapsup Khola Small Hydro Electric Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Kasuwa Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Kasuwa Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Saptang Khola

Nuwakot

  • Saptang Khola Hydropower Project

Hydropower Projects

mai khola

Upper Puwa-1 Hydropower Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-01-15
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Sardikhola Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-09
  • Installed Capacity : 4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Mai C Hydroelectric Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-07-24
  • Installed Capacity : 6.1 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Mai Cascade Hydropower Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-04-09
  • Installed Capacity : 8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River, Cascade
mai khola

Puwa Khola-1 Small Hydropower Plant

Illam

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa Khola 1 Hydropower Private Ltd.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-10-09
  • Installed Capacity : 4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Madkyu Khola Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-03-23
  • Installed Capacity : 13 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Chake Khola Hydroelectric Project

Ramechhap

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-14
  • Installed Capacity : 2.83 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Dwari Khola Small Hydropower Project

Dailekh

Dwari Khola Small Hydropower Project, developed by Bhugol Energy Development Co. (BEDC) is located at Naumule in Dailekh District in the Mid-Western Development Region of Nepal. The headworks are 3 km upstream of the confluence of the Dwari Khola and Lohore Khola, with the powerhouse 300 meters downstream from the confluence.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-05-06
  • Installed Capacity : 3.75 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Pati Khola Hydropower Project

Parbat

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-02-09
  • Installed Capacity : 0.996 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Belkhu Khola Hydropower Project

Dhading

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-04-13
  • Installed Capacity : 0.518 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Hadi Khola Hydropower Project

Kathmandu

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-11-08
  • Installed Capacity : 0.990 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Sali Nadi Hydropower Project

Kathmandu

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-11-17
  • Installed Capacity : 0.232 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River