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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

Mewa Khola

Ilam,Panchthar,Sarlahi,Taplejung

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

4

Projects

Irkhuwa Khola

Bhojpur

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

4

Projects

Arun Khola

Dhading

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

4

Projects

Budhi Gandaki River

Dhading,Gorkha

  • Budhigandaki Ka Hydropower Project
  • Tom Dogar HEP ( Budhi gandaki)
  • Budhigandaki Ka Hydroelectric Project
  • Budhi Gandaki HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Chepe Khola

Gorkha,Ilam,Lamjung,Tanahu

  • Super Chepe HEP
  • Chepe Khola HEP
  • Chepe Khola Small HEP
  • Dudhpokhari Chepe HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Hongu Khola

Solukhumbu

  • Middle Hongu Khola B HPP
  • Middle Hongukhola A Hydropower Project
  • Hongu Khola I HEP
  • Hongu Khola HEP
mai khola

3

Projects

Sunkoshi Nadi

Bhojpur,Dhankuta,Kabhrepalanchok,Khotang,Okhaldhunga,Ramechhap,Sindhuli,Sindhupalchok,Udayapur

  • Sunkoshi Hydropower Station
  • Sunkoshi Small Hydropower Project
  • Middle Sunkoshi Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Chamaliya Nadi

Baitadi,Darchula

  • Chameliya (Chhetigad) Hydropower Project
  • Chameliya Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Daram Khola

Baglung,Gulmi

  • Daram khola A Hydroelectric Project
  • Daram Khola Hydroelectric Project
  • Middle Daram Khola-B Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Jogmai Khola

Ilam

  • Jogmai Khola Small Hydroelectric Project
  • Lower jogmai Khola
  • Jogmai Cascade
mai khola

3

Projects

Bagmati Nadi

Kabhrepalanchok,Kathmandu,Lalitpur,Makawanpur,Rautahat,Sarlahi,Sindhuli

  • Bagmati Nadi Hydropower Project
  • Tallo Bagmati Small HPP
  • Malta Bagmati Small Hydro Power Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Sanjen Khola

Rasuwa

  • Sanjen Khola Hydropower Project
  • Sanjen Hydropower Project
  • Upper Sanjen Hydropower Project

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