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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.

Application for Survey License Hydropower Projects

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Middle Likhu Small Hydroelectric Project

Rawadolu (Okhaldhunga) Goli (Solukhumbu)

  • Application Date: 2019-02-22
  • Installed Capacity : 4.5 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Dodhare Khola Hydroelectric Project

  • Application Date: 2019-03-05
  • Installed Capacity : 2.5 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Upper Bhairabkunda Hydroelectric Project

  • Application Date: 2019-03-17
  • Installed Capacity : 2.7 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project

Pathibhara,Pawakhola (Sankhuwasabha)

The UAHEP is a proposed 335 MW hydroelectric facility to be located on the Arun River in Sankhuasabha District of eastern Nepal. The project area is situated about 15 km south of the international border with Tibet and 220 km east of Kathmandu. The proposed dam site is located in the Chepuwa Village, in a narrow gorge about 350 m upstream of the Arun River’s confluence with the Chepuwa River. The proposed power plant site is located in the Hatiya Village 16 km downstream of the dam site, near the Arun River’s confluence with the Leksuwa River. The right bank of the Arun River at the proposed UAHEP site falls within the Makalu Barun Buffer Zone, which is adjacent to the Makalu Barun National Park. The proposed UAHEP dam site is therefore located at the edge of the Buffer Zone
  • Application Date: 2017-04-07
  • Installed Capacity : 335 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Budhigandaki Ka Hydroelectric Project

Gumda,Kerauja,Uiya (Gorkha)

  • Application Date: 2018-03-27
  • Installed Capacity : 105 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Budhigandaki Ka Hydropower Project

Uiya (Gorkha)

  • Application Date: 2018-03-28
  • Installed Capacity : 130 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Upper Mugu Karnali Hydropower Project

Mangri,Pulu,Rowa (Mugu)

  • Application Date: 2018-11-01
  • Installed Capacity : 306 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Madi Storage Hydroelectric Project

Kareti,Liwang (Rolpa)

  • Application Date: 2019-02-10
  • Installed Capacity : 156 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Storage
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Naumure Storage Hydroelectric Project

Juluke (Arghakhanchi)

  • Application Date: 2019-03-11
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Storage
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Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project

Diding,Sitalpati (Sankhuwasabha)

  • Application Date: 2019-03-13
  • Installed Capacity : 679 MW
  • Phase : Application for Survey License
  • Type : Run-of-River