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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

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
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Pati Khola Hydropower Project

Parbat

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-02-09
  • Installed Capacity : 0.996 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Belkhu Khola Hydropower Project

Dhading

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-04-13
  • Installed Capacity : 0.518 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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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