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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.

Live Hydropower Projects

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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
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Bhairabkund Small Hydropower Project

Sindhupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-05-16
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Mailung Khola Hydropower Project

Rasuwa

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-03-17
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Molun Khola Small Hydropower Project

Okhaldhunga

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-02-24
  • Installed Capacity : 7 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Theule Khola Hydropower Project

Baglung

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-07-08
  • Installed Capacity : 1.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project

Dandagoun,Laharepouwa,Thulogoun,Ramche (Rasuwa)

  • Issue Date: 2011-02-27
  • Installed Capacity : 60 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Pikhuwa Khola Hydropower Project

Kota,Bokhim,Bhojpur (Bhojpur)

  • Issue Date: 2011-03-26
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Kabeli B - 1 Hydropower Project

Nagi,Tharpu (Panchthar)

  • Issue Date: 2013-07-12
  • Installed Capacity : 25 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Lower Hewa Hydropower Project

Bharapa,Nangeen,Phidim (Panchthar)

Lower Hewa Khola Hydropower Project (LHKHPP) (developed by Mountain Hydro Nepal Pvt. Ltd) is located in Panchthar District of Eastern Development Region of Nepal. The project is a run-of-river type in which water will be diverted from the Hewa Khola and the Pheme Khola just upstream of their confluence, by constructing concrete weir at hewa and boulder rip-rap at Pheme. The Combined design discharge of project is 14.838 m3/s with 40% probability of exceedance level will be diverted for power generation through the side intakes located at left banks of Hewa Khola and Pheme Khola respectively. This project utilizes a gross head of 178.09 m in between the intakes at an elevation of 636.09masl and tailwater level 458.00 masl. The total length of the waterways including intakes, approach canals, settling basins, headrace tunnel, penstock pipe and tailrace will be about 6039 m.
  • Issue Date: 2013-07-24
  • Installed Capacity : 21.6 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
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Rudi A Hydropower Project

Mijuredada (Kaski) Bhoje,Pasagaun (Lamjung)

  • Issue Date: 2013-12-27
  • Installed Capacity : 8.8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run Of River
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Ghalemdi Khola Hydropower Project

Narchyang (Myagdi)

5 MW Ghalemdi Khola HEP is a run of river (RoR) project located in Ghalemdi River at Myagdi district of Western Nepal. The project has a catchment area of ~85 sq. km that is expected to support the design discharge of 3.50 cumecs at 41.40% exceedance flow. As per the terms of the PPA, the tariff for wet season is NPR 4.8 per kWhr and for dry season4 is NPR 8.4 per kWhr with 3% escalation on base tariff for five years for 4 MW capacity and for eight years for additional 1 MW capacity.
  • Issue Date: 2013-12-29
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
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Kapadigad Hydropower Project

Barchhen (Doti)

  • Issue Date: 2013-12-29
  • Installed Capacity : 3.3 MW
  • Phase : Live