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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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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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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

  • 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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Syange Mini Hydropower Project

Lamjung

  • 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

Kaski

  • 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

Dhading

  • 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

Palpa

  • 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

Gorkha

  • 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

Panchthar

  • 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

Solukhumbhu

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

Dolakha

  • 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