34

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Application for Survey License Projects

29

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Application for Generation License Projects

194

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Under Construction Hydropower Projects

108

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Live Hydropower Projects

289

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No. of Rivers with Hydropower Projects

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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
  • Isuwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lower Isuwa Khola HPP
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

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
mai khola

Bhairabkund Small Hydropower Project

Sindhupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-05-16
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Mailung Khola Hydropower Project

Rasuwa

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-03-17
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Molun Khola Small Hydropower Project

Okhaldhunga

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-02-24
  • Installed Capacity : 7 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Dhad Khola Small Hydropower Project

Dharampani, Tanahun

  • Issue Date: 2010-03-10
  • Installed Capacity : 2.720 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Super Hewa Hydropower Project

Jaljala,Siddhapokhari (Sankhuwasabha)

  • Issue Date: 2010-08-29
  • Installed Capacity : 5.0 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Upper Marsyangdi- 2 Hydropower Project

Ghermu,Taghring (Lamjung)

  • Issue Date: 2011-09-12
  • Installed Capacity : 600 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
mai khola

Upper Rahughat Hydropower Project

Chimkhola, Myagdi

  • Issue Date: 2013-06-17
  • Installed Capacity : 48.5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Jhyaku Khola Hydropower Project

Jhyaku, Dolakha

  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 5.243 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
mai khola

Dudhkoshi-2 (Jaleswar) Hydropower Project

Deusa, Solukhumbhu

  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 240 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License
mai khola

Upper Trishuli-2 Hydropower Project

Haku, Rasuwa

The proposed Upper Trishuli-2 Hydroelectric project of 102 MW capacity is situated 127 km north of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, on the Trishuli River about 950 m downstream of Chilime Powerhouse (22 MW) in the Rasuwa District of Bagmati zone in the Central Development Region of Nepal. Proposed project is a Run-of-River (RoR) scheme aimed at utilizing the design discharge of 110 m3/s to generate average annual hydro-based electric energy of 593 GWh. The catchment area at the proposed intake site is 4064 km2 and the rated head is 99.6 m.
  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 102.0 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Middle Trishuli Ganga Nadi Hydropower Project

Gerkhu, Nuwakot

  • Issue Date: 2018-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 65 MW
  • Phase : Application for Generation License