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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

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Projects

Ankhu (netrawati) Khola

Dhading

  • Ankhu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Ankhu Khola 1 Hydropower Project
  • Akhu Khola-2 HEP
  • Super Aankhu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Ankhu 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 Ghwang Khola Small HPP
  • Khimti 1 Hydropower Project
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
  • Ghatte Khola Small HPP
  • Upper Ghatte Khola Small HPP
  • Ghatte Khola Small HEP
  • Lomsa 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

5

Projects

Dudhkoshi River

Khotang,Okhaldhunga,Solukhumbu,Sunsari,Udayapur

  • Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project
  • Dudhkoshi-6 HEP
  • Dudhkoshi-2 (Jaleswar) Hydropower Project
  • Dudhkoshi V HEP
  • Dudhkoshi Storage HEP
mai khola

5

Projects

Dudh Khola

Baglung,Lamjung,Manang,Myagdi

  • Dudh Khola Dordi HEP
  • Lower Dudkunda HPP
  • Dudh Khola Small HPP
  • Manaslu HEP
  • Dudh khola HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Kulekhani Khola

Makawanpur

  • Kulekhani 3 Hydropower Project
  • Kulekhani II Hydropower Station
  • Kulekhani 1 Hydropower Station
  • Dudhkoshi V HEP
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

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

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