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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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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
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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
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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
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Projects

Myagdi Khola

Myagdi

  • 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
  • Upper Myagdi Hydropower Project
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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6

Projects

Rawa Khola

Achham,Doti,Khotang

  • Rawa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Rawa Khola HEP
  • Lower Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Rawa Khola Hydropower Project
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Projects

Balephi Khola

Sindhupalchok

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

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Upper Chaku A Hydropower Project

Marbin,Fulpingkatti (Sindhupalchok)

Chaku Khola lies in the frontier of Phulpingkatti VDC and Marming VDC. The Project area lies along the middle reach of Chaku Khola of Sindhupalchowk district of Bagmati zone in the Central Development Region of Nepal. Geographically, the project area is located in between the longitudes 85º58’06”E and latitude 27º51’32”N (at Headworks site) and 85º55’47”E and 27º 52’31”N (at Powerhouse site). Physiographically, the project area belongs to the middle mountains and lies in between 1300m to 2200m above mean sea level.
  • Issue Date: 2012-02-24
  • Installed Capacity : 22.2 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run Of River
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Likhu-4 Hydropower Project

Ragani,Pokli (Okhaldhunga) Saibu,Bijulikot,Naga Daha,Tilpung (Ramechhap)

  • Issue Date: 2012-03-11
  • Installed Capacity : 52.4 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run Of River
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Lower Khare Hydropower Project

Bulung,Chankhu,Khare,Suriti (Dolakha)

The project has an installed capacity of 11 MW at Q40 with design discharge of 10.1 m3/s and gross head of 140.5m.The project is located at Suri, Chankhu and Khare VDCs of Dolakha District which is about 175 km east from Kathmandu. The Generation license has been received from Department of Electricity Development of under Ministry of Energy for 11 MW Capacity. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been conducted for 11 MW has also been signed. The Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Supplementary IEE for 11 MW have been approved by Government of Nepal.
  • Issue Date: 2012-07-03
  • Installed Capacity : 11 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Midim Khola Micro Hydro Project

Isaneshwor (Lamjung)

  • Issue Date: 2012-07-29
  • Installed Capacity : 0.1 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Sanjen Hydropower Project

Chilime (Rasuwa)

The upper scheme, Sanjen (Upper) Hydroelectric Project (SUHEP), will have an installed capacity of 14.8 MW at a gross head of 161 m and annual energy generation of 82 GWh. The design discharge of the project is 11 m3/sec.
  • Issue Date: 2012-08-23
  • Installed Capacity : 14.8 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Kabeli-A Hydropower Project

Ambarpur,Panchami (Panchthar) Thechambu (Taplejung)

Kabeli-A Hydroelectric Project (KAHEP) is located in Panchthar and Taplejung districts of Province 1. The project is Peaking Run-Of-River (PROR) type project with a peaking reservoir constructed by damming Kabeli River at headworks. The water from the reservoir will be diverted through a 4.5 km long tunnel into a Powerhouse located on the left bank of Tamor River generating 37.6 MW. The generated power will be evacuated through 132kV Kabeli Corridor Transmission line from the switchyard located at Powerhouse site of the project. In the equity part of total capitalized cost of the project, majority of equity is held by Butwal Power Company Ltd. BPC owns 55.6% equity shares in Kabeli Energy Limited (KEL) with 26% direct holding and the remaining through Gurans Energy Limited, a JV investment company. In the debt part US$ 78.6 million will be available from WB and IFC. Loan Agreement between GoN and WB was signed and US$ 40 million loan available from WB is being channelized to Kabeli-A project through Hydropower Investment and Development Company Ltd (HIDCL). US$ 38.6 million of loan will be provided by International Finance Corporation (IFC). 24 km of access road to the project sites have been constructed and upgraded by the project. Access tunnel excavation work has been completed and main tunnel excavation has been started from headworks site and completed for around 1000 m. Temporary Contractor camps and facilities at headworks and power house sites have been also been completed. Due to the lack of progress and non-compliances issues of the Contractor, the contract has been terminated and project construction activities at site are on hold now. Recovery plan has been formulated and is being implemented.
  • Issue Date: 2012-09-06
  • Installed Capacity : 37.6 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run Of River
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Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project

Thuman,Timure (Rasuwa)

Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project (RGHEP) having capacity of 111MW in Rasuwa district of Central Development Region. The cost of the project is estimated to be NRs. 13,684.20 million excluding financial cost. A 50:50 debt-equity structure will be employed for financing this project.
  • Issue Date: 2012-12-06
  • Installed Capacity : 111 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Khimti Hydropower Project

Chuchure (Ramechhap)

  • Issue Date: 2012-12-18
  • Installed Capacity : 12 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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Namarjun Madi Hydropower Project

Namarjung,Sildujure (Kaski)

  • Issue Date: 2012-12-26
  • Installed Capacity : 12 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Upper Mailun Khola Hydropower Project

,Gatlang,Haku,Dandagoun (Rasuwa)

  • Issue Date: 2013-04-01
  • Installed Capacity : 14.3 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Junbeshi Hydropower Project

Beni (Solukhumbu)

  • Issue Date: 2013-01-04
  • Installed Capacity : 5.2 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Dordi-1 Hydropower Project

Chiti,Bansar,Dhodeni,Faleni (Lamjung)

The project is located in Dordi Gaupalika-6, Lamjung. Its registered office is located at Kathmandu -11, Bluestar Complex, Tripureshor.
  • Issue Date: 2013-01-25
  • Installed Capacity : 12 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction