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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

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Seti Khola


  • Seti- II Small Hydropower Project
  • Seti Khola Hydropower Project
  • Seti Hydropower Project
  • Setikhola Hydroelectric Project
  • Tanahu Hydroelectric Project
  • Super Seti HEP
  • Bajhang Upper Seti HEP
  • Phewa Hydropower Project
  • Upper Seti-1 HEP
  • Supreme Middle Seti HEP
  • Karuwa Seti HEP
  • Seti Khola HPP
  • Setikhola Hydroelectric Project
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Mai Khola


  • Mai Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mai Hydropower Project
  • Mai Cascade Hydropower Station
  • Upper Mai C Hydroelectric Project
  • Mai Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mai Hydroelectric Project
  • Mai Beni Hydropower Project
  • Super Mai Hydropower Project
  • Mai Third HPP
  • Super Mai Khola Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Super Mai-A Hydropower Project
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Trishuli River


  • Super Trishuli Hydropower Project
  • Trishuli Hydropower Station
  • Upper Trishuli 3B Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli-2 Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli Khola HPP
  • Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project
  • Middle Trishuli Ganga Nadi Hydropower Project
  • Trishuli Galchhi Hydropower Project
  • Devighat Hydropower Station
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Tamor River


  • Middle Tamor Hydropower Project
  • Upper Tamor Hydropower Project
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Ghunsa-Tamor HEP
  • Tamor Mewa Hydropower Project
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Modi Khola


  • Upper Modi A Hydropower Project
  • Upper Modi Hydropower Cascade Project
  • Modikhola Hydropower Station
  • Lower Modi 1 Hydropower Project
  • Lower Modi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Middle Modi
  • Lower Modi-II Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Machhapuchhre Modi HEP
  • Landruk Modi HEP
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Hewa Khola


  • Hewa A Small Hydroelectric Project
  • Hewa Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Hewa Khola A Hydropower Project
  • Upper Hewa Hydropower Project
  • Super Hewa Hydropower Project
  • Hewa Khola (Chainpur) HEP
  • Lower Hewa Hydropower Project
  • Lower Hewa Khola-A HPP
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Kali Gandaki River


  • Tanchhahara Small Hydropower Project
  • Gulandi Khola Small Hydropower
  • Kaligandaki A Hydropower Station
  • Kaligandaki Gorge Hydropower Project
  • Middle Kaligandaki Hydropower Project
  • Tiplyang Kaligandaki HEP
  • Kali Gandaki-Kowan Hydropower Project
  • Kaligandaki Upper Hydropower Project
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Marsyangdi River


  • Upper Marsyangdi- 2 Hydropower Project
  • Upper Marsyangdi 1 Hydropower Project
  • Marsyangdi Besi Hydropower Project
  • Lower Manang Marsyangdi Hydropower Project
  • Manang Marsyangdi Hydropower Project
  • Marsyangdi Hydropower Station
  • Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Station
  • Upper Marsyangdi A
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Likhu Khola


  • Likhu -1 Hydropower Project
  • Likhu -2 Hydropower Project
  • Likhu Khola 'A' Hydropower Project
  • Likhu 4 A Cascade Hydroelectric Project
  • Middle Likhu Small Hydroelectric Project
  • Likhu-4 Hydropower Project
  • Lower Likhu Hydropower Project
  • Likhu Khola Hydropower Project
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Kabeli Khola


  • Super Kabeli Khola HPP
  • Upper Kabeli HPP
  • Upper Kabeli-2 HPP
  • Super Kabeli Khola A
  • Kabeli-3 HEP
  • Kabeli B - 1 Hydropower Project
  • Kabeli-A Hydropower Project
  • Kabeli B1 Cascade HPP
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Bhotekoshi River


  • Madhya Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project
  • Rasuwa Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project
  • Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric Project
  • Botekoshi 5 HEP
  • Bhotekoshi Khola HEP
  • Bhotekoshi V HEP
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Madi Khola


  • Madi-Bhorletar Hydropower Project
  • Super Madi Hydropower Project
  • Madi Storage Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Madi Hydropower Project
  • Bajra Madi Hydropower Project
  • Gapuche Madi Nadi HEP
  • Namarjun Madi Hydropower Project

Hydropower Projects

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Syange Mini Hydropower Project


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2002-01-23
  • Installed Capacity : 0.183 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Phewa Hydropower Project

Pokhara, Kaski

Phewa hydropower station is a canal drop type power station having an installed capacity of 1.0 MW and located at Pardi, Birauta, Pokhara with an annual design generation of 6.5 GWh. It consists of 4 units each 0.25 MW. It was commissioned in 1969 AD and developed jointly by Government of India and Government of Nepal. The public encroachment of power canal leading to powerhouse is a concern for normal operation regardless of the availability of generating units.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 1969-04-13
  • Installed Capacity : 1.0 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Canal drop
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Seti- II Small Hydropower Project


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-02-15
  • Installed Capacity : 0.780 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Irrigation canal drop
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Rairang Khola Hydropower Project


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2011-11-17
  • Installed Capacity : 0.500 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River, Pondage
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Sisne Khola Hydropower


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-09-18
  • Installed Capacity : 0.800 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Chhote Khola Hydropower Project


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-06-23
  • Installed Capacity : 0.993 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Pheme Khola Hydropower Project


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-11-21
  • Installed Capacity : 0.995 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Lower Piluwa Hydropower Project

Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Lower Piluwa Khola Small Hydropower Project is an operating project located in Chainpur Municipality of Sankhuwasava District, Koshi Zone of the Eastern Development Region. Ownership of this project is just taken from Baneshwor Hydropower Company Pvt. Ltd. All the project component has been constructed in Right bank of the River.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2011-07-17
  • Installed Capacity : 0.990 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Suspa Bukhari Khola Hydropower Project

Banepa, Kavre

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-09-04
  • Installed Capacity : 0.998 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Thame Small Hydropower Project


The Thame Khola Small Hydropower Plant — supplying power to the upper Khumbu valley in Solukhumbu district — is located within the premises of Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region. The plant supplies electricity to 18 villages of Khumjung and Namche VDC of Khumbu valley in the district and is operated by the Khumbu Bijuli Company.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-11-15
  • Installed Capacity : 0.630 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Jhankre Mini Hydropower Project


  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-01-31
  • Installed Capacity : 0.635 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Chhandi Khola Hydropower Project

Lamjung, Gandaki

Chhandi Khola Small Hydropower Project is a run-of-river type hydropower scheme aimed with utilizing water discharge from Chhandi & Ghatte Khola, a tributary of Dordi River for power generation. The Project has an installed capacity of 2.0 MW. The project utilizes gross head of about 186.0 m and design discharge of 1.30 m3/s (1.03 m3/s from Chhandi Khola and 0.297 m3/s from Ghatte Khola) to generate an annual average energy of 11.204 GWh.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2106-03-26
  • Installed Capacity : 2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River