Energy

Estimated Average Yearly Water flow from Major Rivers

S.N. River Name

Catchment Area

(square Km)

Water Flow 

(cubic meter/s)

Nepal

Percentage IN Nepal

(%)

Total Nepal Total
1 Mahakali 2250 19 12,100 114.4 615
2 Karnali 40,780 95 42,890 1329.2 1398.2
3 Babai 3000 100 3000 590 59
4 West Rapti 3380 100 3380 100 100
5 Narayani 24230 78 31,100 1246.6 1600
6 Bagmati 2,700 100 2,700 138 136
7 Kamala 1450 100 1,450 45 45
8 Saptakoshi 25,640 47 54,000 710 1498
9 Kankai 1,148 100 1,148 60 60
  Total up to southern water flow measuring center 104,578 69 151,768 3800.1 5511
 

Total

(up to the boundry)

14,430 100 14,430 569 569
  Southern Small Rivers 28,172 100 28,172 1030.7 1030.7
  Total 147,181 76 194,471 5400.6 7111.5
Source: The Nepal-India Water Relationship Challenges, 2008