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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

3

Projects

Melamchi Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Upper Melamchi HEP
  • Lower Melamchi HEP
  • Super Melamchi Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Inkhu Khola

Solukhumbu

  • Super Inkhu Khola
  • Upper Inkhu Khola HEP
  • Lower Inkhu HEP
mai khola

3

Projects

Isuwa Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Upper Isuwa
  • Lower Isuwa Khola HPP
  • Isuwa Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Baramchi Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Gelun Khola Hydropower Project
  • Baramchi Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Bijayapur Khola

Kaski

  • Bijaypur Khola-2 Hydropower Project
  • Bijayapur-1 Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Charnawati Khola

Dolakha

  • Charnawati Khola Hydroelectric Project
  • Lower Charnawati
mai khola

2

Projects

Hugdi Khola

Baglung,Chitwan,Dhading,Gulmi

  • Sota Damuka Multipurpose Micro Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Hugdi Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Indrawati Khola

Dadeldhura

  • Indrawati-III Hydropower Project
  • Upper Indrawati HEP
mai khola

2

Projects

Jhimruk Khola

Arghakhanchi,Pyuthan

  • Jhimruk Hydropower Plant
  • Jhimruk Aglung HPP
mai khola

2

Projects

Jhyari Khola

Kabhrepalanchok,Mugu,Sindhupalchok

  • Jhyari Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Lower Jhyari Khola Small HPP
mai khola

2

Projects

Khudi Khola

Kaski,Lamjung,Tanahu

  • Upper Khudi Hydropower Project
  • Khudi Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Mardi Khola

Kaski,Parbat

  • Mardi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mardi Hydropower Project

Hydropower Projects

mai khola

Bijayapur-1 Small Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2012-08-21
  • Installed Capacity : 4.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Madi Hydropower Project

Kaski

The 25-MW Upper Madi hydropower project, owned jointly by a China-Nepal venture, started generating power in Kaski district in western Nepal, in Dec 2016. The project construction, which was primarily estimated to cost around Rs 5.28 billion, saw an increase in investment to Rs 8 billion due to trade blockade, earthquake and other natural calamities. The construction started from mid-December 2012 and completed at the end of December 2016. China International Water & Electric Co. (CWE) financed the project under the build, own, operate and transfer model together with Nepalese investor Bijay Babu Malla.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-01-09
  • Installed Capacity : 25 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
mai khola

Upper Mai Hydroelectric Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-06-23
  • Installed Capacity : 12 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Mai Hydropower Project

Illam

Sanima Mai Hydropower Limited was established by Sanima Hydro group as a special purpose vehicle to implement Mai Hydropower Project (22 MW) and Mai Cascade Hydropower Project (7 MW). Both projects are run-of-river (RoR) type and located at the formerly Chisapani, Danabari, and Soyak Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Ilam district. MHP utilizes the flow of Mai Khola and MCHP utilizes the water from the tailrace of MHP to generate electricity. Projects comprise Diversion weir with Undersluice, Intake arrangements followed by Inlet canal, Settling basin, Headrace culvert, Headrace tunnel, Surge-shaft followed by Penstock Pipe, MHP powerhouse, Tailrace canal, Penstock pipe for MCHP, MCHP powerhouse and Tailrace. Power generated from MHP is evacuated through 132kV transmission line of 10.6 km and connected to the Integrated Nepal Power System (INPS) at Nepal Electricity Authority’s Godak sub-station in Ilam district.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-01-28
  • Installed Capacity : 22 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Phawa khola Hydropower Project

Taplejung

  • Issue Date: 2010-10-05
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Charnawati Khola Hydroelectric Project

Mati, Dolakha

The Charanawoti Hydro electrical Project (CHP) is located in Bhimeshwor Municipality ward no 8, 9 & 11, Katakuti VDC Ward No. 06, and Magapauwa VDC Ward No. 05 of Dolakha District in the Central Development Region of Nepal. This project is located 15 km East of Charikot city. Geographically, the basin is located between latitudes 27º37'50" and 27º39'20" and between longitude 86º00'58" and 86º02'35.5". The river basin extends up to 7555 masl. The annual generation of energy is 20.383 GWh with an installed capacity of 3.520 MW.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2013-06-07
  • Installed Capacity : 3.52 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-river
mai khola

Jiri Khola Small Hydropower Project

Dolakha

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-02-13
  • Installed Capacity : 2.4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Middle Chaku Khola Hydropower Project

Sindupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2013-02-26
  • Installed Capacity : 1.8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Radhi Small hydropower Project

Lamjung

Radhi Small Hydropower Project is located in Ghermu VDC of Lamjung District having capacity of 4400 kW. The project is developed by Radhi Bidyut Company Ltd. (RBCL) by utilizing the source of Radhi Khola. The project has successfully started its generation from 31st Jestha 2071 and it is the first project developed under project finance model completed with budget & time. The RBCL’s majority shareholder is Lamjung Electricity Development Company Ltd.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-06-14
  • Installed Capacity : 4.4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Tadi Khola hydropower Project

Nuwakot

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2002-01-23
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Marsyangdi A

Khudi, Lamjung

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-11-15
  • Installed Capacity : 50 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-river
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Thapa Khola Hydropower Project

Mustang

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-08
  • Installed Capacity : 11.2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River