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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

Thosne Khola

Lalitpur

  • Thosne Khola Small Hydropower Project
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Projects

Ludi Khola

Gorkha

  • Ludee Khola Small Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Ribal Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Ribal Khola Small Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

1

Projects

Thali Gad

Darchula

  • Thaligad Small Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

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Projects

Bhalu Khola

Bara,Bardiya,Bhojpur,Chitwan,Dadeldhura,Dailekh,Dang,Dhading,Dhankuta,Dolpa,Doti,Gorkha,Gulmi,Humla,Ilam,Jhapa,Jumla,Kabhrepalanchok,Kailali,Kaski,Khotang,Lalitpur,Makawanpur,Nawalparasi_E,Nu

  • Bhalu Khola Hydroelectric Project
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Projects

Tirija Khola

Myagdi

  • Tirija Khola Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

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Projects

Chhilung Khola

Gorkha

  • Chilun Khola Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

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Projects

Saldim Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Saldim Khola Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

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Projects

Rapti River

Arghakhanchi,Banke,Dang,Pyuthan

  • Naumure Storage Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

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Projects

Hudi Khola

Gorkha

  • Hudi Khola Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

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Projects

Dana Khola

Manang

  • Duna Lake Hydroelectric Project
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Projects

Bakang Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Bakan Khola Hydroelectric 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
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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
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Pati Khola Hydropower Project

Parbat

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-02-09
  • Installed Capacity : 0.996 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Belkhu Khola Hydropower Project

Dhading

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-04-13
  • Installed Capacity : 0.518 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Upper Hadi Khola Hydropower Project

Kathmandu

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-11-08
  • Installed Capacity : 0.990 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Sali Nadi Hydropower Project

Kathmandu

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