34

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Application for Survey License Projects

29

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Application for Generation License Projects

208

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Under Construction Hydropower Projects

94

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Live Hydropower Projects

289

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No. of Rivers with Hydropower Projects

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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

5

Projects

Ankhu (netrawati) Khola

Dhading

  • Upper Ankhu Hydropower Project
  • Ankhu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Ankhu Khola 1 Hydropower Project
  • Akhu Khola-2 HEP
  • Super Aankhu Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

5

Projects

Chaku Khola

Dolakha,Sindhupalchok

  • Chaku Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lower Chaku Khola Hydropower Project
  • Middle Chaku Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Chaku A Hydropower Project
  • Devdhunga Chaku Khola HEP
mai khola

5

Projects

Khimti Khola

Dolakha,Ramechhap

  • Upper Khimti II Hydropower Project
  • Upper Khimti Hydropower Project
  • Khimti II Hydropower Project
  • Khimti 1 Hydropower Project
  • Khimti Ghwang Khola Small HPP
mai khola

5

Projects

Ghatte Khola

Achham,Baitadi,Bajhang,Bajura,Bhaktapur,Bhojpur,Dadeldhura,Dailekh,Dang,Darchula,Dhading,Dhankuta,Dolakha,Dolpa,Doti,Gorkha,Humla,Ilam,Jajarkot,Jumla,Kabhrepalanchok,Kailali,Kalikot,Kaski,Kat

  • Ghatte Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lomsa HEP
  • Ghatte Khola Small HPP
  • Upper Ghatte Khola Small HPP
  • Ghatte Khola Small HEP
mai khola

5

Projects

Mailung Khola

Dhading,Rasuwa

  • Upper Mailun Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mailung Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mailung -A Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mailung B HEP
  • Middle Mailung Hydropower Project
mai khola

4

Projects

Puwa Khola

Ilam,Panchthar,Rolpa

  • Puwa Khola-1 Small Hydropower Plant
  • Puwa II Hydropower Project
  • Puwa Khola Hydropower Station
  • Upper Puwa-1 Hydropower Project
mai khola

4

Projects

Pikhuwa Khola

Bhojpur,Sankhuwasabha

  • Pikhuwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Taksar Pikhuwa Hydropower Project
  • Pikhuwa Pashupati HEP
  • Upper Pikhuwa KHola HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Khani Khola

Bhojpur,Chitwan,Dhading,Dhankuta,Dolakha,Doti,Gorkha,Ilam,Jajarkot,Kabhrepalanchok,Lalitpur,Lamjung,Makawanpur,Nuwakot,Okhaldhunga,Pyuthan,Ramechhap,Rolpa,Salyan,Sankhuwasabha,Sindhuli,Surkhe

  • Khani Khola - 1 Hydropower Project
  • Khani Khola (Dolakha) Hydropower Project
  • Khani Khola Small HPP
  • Lower Khani-B HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Rukum Gad

Rukum_E

  • Rukum gad Hydropower Project
  • Upper Rukum Gad HEP
  • Lower Rukumgad HEP
  • Mathillo Langtang HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Mewa Khola

Ilam,Panchthar,Sarlahi,Taplejung

  • Mewa Khola Hydropower project
  • Tamor Mewa Hydropower Project
  • Middle Mewa HPP
  • Mewa khola HPP
mai khola

4

Projects

Irkhuwa Khola

Bhojpur

  • Upper Irkhuwa Hydropower Project
  • Lower Irkhuwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Irkhuwa Khola-B Hydropower Project
  • Irkhuwa Khola Ka HPP
mai khola

4

Projects

Arun Khola

Dhading

  • Arun 3 Hydropower Project
  • Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project
  • Arun Khola 2 HEP

Hydropower Projects

mai khola

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
mai khola

Bhairabkund Small Hydropower Project

Sindhupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-05-16
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Mailung Khola Hydropower Project

Rasuwa

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-03-17
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Molun Khola Small Hydropower Project

Okhaldhunga

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-02-24
  • Installed Capacity : 7 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Dhad Khola Small Hydropower Project

Dharampani, Tanahun

  • Issue Date: 2010-03-10
  • Installed Capacity : 2.720 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Super Hewa Hydropower Project

Jaljala,Siddhapokhari (Sankhuwasabha)

  • Issue Date: 2010-08-29
  • Installed Capacity : 5.0 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Upper Marsyangdi- 2 Hydropower Project

Ghermu,Taghring (Lamjung)

  • Issue Date: 2011-09-12
  • Installed Capacity : 600 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
mai khola

Upper Rahughat Hydropower Project

Chimkhola, Myagdi

  • Issue Date: 2013-06-17
  • Installed Capacity : 48.5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Jhyaku Khola Hydropower Project

Jhyaku, Dolakha

  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 5.243 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Dudhkoshi-2 (Jaleswar) Hydropower Project

Deusa, Solukhumbhu

  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 240 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
mai khola

Upper Trishuli-2 Hydropower Project

Haku, Rasuwa

The proposed Upper Trishuli-2 Hydroelectric project of 102 MW capacity is situated 127 km north of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, on the Trishuli River about 950 m downstream of Chilime Powerhouse (22 MW) in the Rasuwa District of Bagmati zone in the Central Development Region of Nepal. Proposed project is a Run-of-River (RoR) scheme aimed at utilizing the design discharge of 110 m3/s to generate average annual hydro-based electric energy of 593 GWh. The catchment area at the proposed intake site is 4064 km2 and the rated head is 99.6 m.
  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 102.0 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Middle Trishuli Ganga Nadi Hydropower Project

Gerkhu, Nuwakot

  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 65 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License