dam side

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

7

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

7

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

7

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
mai khola

7

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
mai khola

6

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
mai khola

6

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

6

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
mai khola

6

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
mai khola

6

Projects

Balephi Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Balephi A Hydropower Project
  • Balephi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Balephi A Hydropower Project
  • Balephi Cascade HEP
  • Lower Balephi
  • Upper Balefhi
mai khola

6

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

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