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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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Solu Hydropower Project

Gora Khami,Garma,Salleri (Solukhumbu)

The 23.5 MW project is a simple run off river scheme with 5.5m high, 26m long diversion weir, side intake, surface de-silting basin and pipe line (water conveyance system) of 3860m length and 2.5m diameter, inclined steel surge tank, surface penstock, surface powerhouse and tailrace canal. Design discharge is 12.26m3/sec and head of the project is 229.30m. Power produced will be sold to Nepal Electricity Authority.
  • Issue Date: 2014-03-18
  • Installed Capacity : 23.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
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Bagmati Nadi Hydropower Project

Kogate,Ipa Panchakanya,Sisneri Mahadevsthan (Makawanpur)

  • Issue Date: 2014-07-03
  • Installed Capacity : 22 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Iwa Khola Hydropower Project

Sawalakhu (Taplejung)

  • Issue Date: 2015-07-13
  • Installed Capacity : 9.9 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Upper Khorunga Hydropower Project

Morahang,Shree Jung,Oyabjung,Pouthak (Terhathum)

  • Issue Date: 2016-08-24
  • Installed Capacity : 7.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Upper Naugad Hydropower Project

Dhuligada,Sikhar (Darchula)

  • Issue Date: 2016-10-29
  • Installed Capacity : 8 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Upper Mardi Hydropower Project

Lwangghale (Kaski)

  • Issue Date: 2017-01-27
  • Installed Capacity : 7 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Rudi Khola-B Hydropower Project

Mijuredada (Kaski) Pasagaun (Lamjung)

Rudi Khola - B Hydroelectric Project is a run-of-River (RoR) type project and is proposed to be developed by Bindhyabasini Hydropower Development Company Ltd., with an installed capacity of 6.6 MW with 300 m net head and 2.5 m3/s (cumec) design discharge at Q40%. This project is being developed in tandem with Rudi Khola - A Hydroelectric Project (8.8 MW) in cascade system.
  • Issue Date: 2017-06-09
  • Installed Capacity : 6.6 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
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Padam Khola Small Hydropower Project

Kalika (Dailekh)

  • Issue Date: 2017-10-15
  • Installed Capacity : 4.8 MW
  • Phase : Live
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Super Mai-A Hydropower Project

Sumbek,Sulubung,Pyang (Ilam)

Super Mai A Hydropower Project in situated in Illam District, Mechi Zone of Eastern Development Region of Nepal. It is 550 km away from Kathmandu by road. The project utilizes water from the Kumbhakarna Range, which form the Mai river. The headwork is situated at Sulbung VDC, Illam. The powerhouse is located at Gangate Faat, Sumbek VDC, Illam.
  • Issue Date: 2018-03-02
  • Installed Capacity : 9.6 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run of River
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Super Mai Khola Cascade Hydropower Project

Illam

  • Application Date: 2018-11-21
  • Installed Capacity : 3.8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River, Cascade
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Thoppal Khola Hydropower Project

Dhading

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-08-09
  • Installed Capacity : 1.650 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Super Mai Hydropower Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-10-28
  • Installed Capacity : 7.8 MW
  • Phase : Live