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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.

Under Construction Hydropower Projects

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Salleri Chialsa Small Hydropower Project

Haku (Jumla)

  • Issue Date: 2010-07-01
  • Installed Capacity : 0.6 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Khadam Small Hydropower Project

Patigaun (Morang)

  • Issue Date: 2010-09-04
  • Installed Capacity : 0.99 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Lower Modi Khola Hydropower Project

Durlung,Deurali,Ramja,Tilahar (Parbat)

MEL is developing 20 MW Lower Modi Khola Hydroelectric Project, located in Parbat District. The annual generation of energy is 117 GWh. The project is under construction.The Lower Modi Hydroelectric Project (LMHEP) is located in Deopur, Bajung, Tilahar,Durlung and Chuwa Village Development Committee of Parbat District in the Western Development Region of Nepal.
  • Issue Date: 2010-09-06
  • Installed Capacity : 20 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Dhansi Khola Mini Hydropower Project

Dhawang,Liwang,Whama (Rolpa)

  • Issue Date: 2010-10-16
  • Installed Capacity : 0.996 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project

Bulung,Gauri Sankar,Khare,Lamabagar,Sunakhani,Sundrawati (Dolakha)

The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project is a 456 MW peaking run-of-the-river hydroelectric project in Nepal. It is the largest hydroelectric project in Nepal, and was originally slated for completion in July 2018, later pushed back to December 2018, and again pushed back to November 2019.It is sited on the Tamakoshi River (also spelled Tamba Koshi), a tributary of the Sun Kosi river (also spelled Sunkoshi), near the Nepal–Tibet border. The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project is a Nepal national priority project. When it is completed, it is projected be the largest hydroelectric plant in Nepal, with a power output equivalent to two-thirds of Nepal's current power generation.[2][5] The Project is entirely financed from domestic financial institutions and companies.
  • Issue Date: 2010-12-03
  • Installed Capacity : 456 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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Khani Khola - 1 Hydropower Project

Khare,Marbu (Dolakha)

  • Issue Date: 2011-05-11
  • Installed Capacity : 40 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Dordi Khola Hydropower Project

Archalbot,Chiti,Dhodeni,Nauthar,Shree Banjyang,Udipur (Lamjung)

Dordi Khola Hydropower Project is a Run-of-River type hydroelectric project with generating capacity of 27 MW. The project is being developed by Himalayan Power Partner Ltd. (HPPL) Kathmandu, Nepal. HPPL is promoted by IME Group and later joined by NRN Investment Ltd. to develop Dordi Khola HPP with equity sharing in 49:51 ratios. This is the first corporate investment of Non Resident Nepalese (NRN) in Nepal. Feasibility Study of the Project was completed in March 2010. Detail Project Report (DPR) is prepared by international consultant Entura Hydro Tasmania.
  • Issue Date: 2011-07-07
  • Installed Capacity : 27 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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Rahughat Hydropower Project

Jhin (Myagdi)

  • Issue Date: 2011-07-19
  • Installed Capacity : 40 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Middle Tadi Khola Hydropower Project

Rautbesi,Samundratar,Shikharbesi (Nuwakot)

  • Application Date: 2018-11-15
  • Installed Capacity : 5.5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Jumdi Khola Small Hydropower Project

Bharse,Hasara,Juhang (Gulmi)

  • Issue Date: 2011-10-24
  • Installed Capacity : 1.75 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Mristi Khola Hydropower Project

Dana,Narchyang (Myagdi)

  • Issue Date: 2011-11-06
  • Installed Capacity : 42 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Sanjen Hydropower Project

Chilime (Rasuwa)

Sanjen Jalavidhyut Company Limited (SJCL), a company promoted by Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHPCL), is a public limited company established in 2010 AD with the objective of harnessing hydropower potential of the county with maximum participation of local people in the projects’ ownership and mobilization of local resources for the successful implementation of various hydroelectric projects.
  • Issue Date: 2011-11-28
  • Installed Capacity : 42.5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Cascade