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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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Idi Khola Small Hydropower Project

Thumakodada,Saimrang (Kaski)

  • Issue Date: 2016-03-14
  • Installed Capacity : 0.975 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Kalanga Hydropower Project

Sunkuda,Khiratadi,Banjh (Bajhang)

Kalanga Gad Hydro Electric Project of 15.33 MW capacity, is a run-of-river type project located in Sunkuda and Khiratadi VDCs of Bajhang district of Seti Zone of Far – Western Region of Nepal. The description of various aspects of the project including climatic conditions, hydrology, sedimentology, geology, of the project site etc.
  • Issue Date: 2016-03-27
  • Installed Capacity : 15.33 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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Upper Kalangad Hydropower Project

Dahabagar,Khiratadi (Bajhang)

  • Issue Date: 2016-03-27
  • Installed Capacity : 38.46 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Sanigad Hydropower Project

Kaphalaseri,Pipalkot (Bajhang)

  • Issue Date: 2016-03-27
  • Installed Capacity : 10.7 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Lower Likhu Hydropower Project

Tarkerabari,Yasam,Gamanamatar (Okhaldhunga) Bijulikot,Gothgau (Ramechhap)

Lower Likhu Hydropower Project (LLHP) is a run-of-river (RoR) hydropower project with an installed capacity of 28.1 MW. The entire project area (headworks to power house) is located at Sirise, Saipu and Bijulikot VDCs of Ramechhap District, Central Development Region of Nepal. Geographically, the project lies between 86˚ 14’ 58” E to 86˚ 13’ 17” E and 27˚ 25’ 50” N to 27˚ 22’ 47” N. The project’s headworks is located at the right bank of Likhu Khola, Sirise Village of Sirise VDC at some 200m upstream from the confluence of Pokali and Likhu Khola. Whereas, power house is located at the right bank of Likhu khola, Ratamata. The latitude and longitude of powerhouse is 27˚ 23’ 27” N and 86˚ 13’ 44” E respectively. The generated power of 28.1 MW will be evacuated through approximately 23 km of transmission line and will be connected to Integrated Nepal Power System (INPS) at Nepal Electricity Authority’s proposed New Khimti Substation at Devitar.
  • Issue Date: 2016-04-10
  • Installed Capacity : 28.1 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
  • Type : Run of River
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ChulepuKhola Hydropower Project

Bhujee,Guptesqor,Pritee (Ramechhap)

  • Issue Date: 2016-04-25
  • Installed Capacity : 8.52 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Chauri Khola Hydropower Project

Goswara (Ramechhap)

  • Issue Date: 2016-04-26
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Tanahu Hydroelectric Project

Damauli,Kahu Sivapur (Tanahu)

Tanahu Hydropower Limited (THL) is a subsidiary company of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) established in 2012 to develop 140 MW Tanahu Hydropower Project ("the Project") (formerly, Upper Seti (Damauli) Storage Hydroelectric Project). The Project site is situated 150 km west of Kathmandu on Seti River near Damauli of Tanahu District in Gandaki Zone. The project is a storage type plant capable of supplying peak power for minimum of 6 hours daily. The power will be evacuated through a 40 km long 220 kV double circuit transmission line to New Bharatpur sub-station.
  • Issue Date: 2016-05-16
  • Installed Capacity : 140 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Daraundi-1 Hydropower Project

Takumajhlakuribot,Takukot,Masel,Jaubari,Gakhu,Shreenathkot (Gorkha)

  • Issue Date: 2016-06-08
  • Installed Capacity : 10 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Taksar Pikhuwa Hydropower Project

Kota,Mane Bhanjyang,Taksar,Dalgaun (Bhojpur)

  • Issue Date: 2016-06-17
  • Installed Capacity : 8 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Sanjen Khola Hydropower Project

Chilime (Rasuwa)

  • Issue Date: 2016-06-23
  • Installed Capacity : 78 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction
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Phalakhu Khola Hydropower Project

Bhorle,Saramthali (Rasuwa)

  • Issue Date: 2016-07-08
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Under Construction