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Sapta Kosi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Sun Kosi Storage-cum-Diversion Scheme

A joint technical team representing Nepal and India has started a feasibility study for the construction of a high dam on the Saptakoshi River which will provide year-round irrigation facility to a dozen districts from Jhapa to Parsa.

The ambitious multi-billion dollar project will provide irrigation, control floods and generate 3,000 MW of electricity. The Saptakoshi River has seven tributaries and is one of the biggest rivers in Nepal.

Salient Features

The salient features and the various benefits from Sapta Kosi High Dam Multipurpose Project are as follows:

Hydropower Generation

A 269 m high storage dam on river Sapta Kosi is proposed about 1.6 km upstream of Barahakshetra, Nepal with an underground powerhouse...

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Irrigation Development

A re-regulating barrage is proposed at Sisauli about 12 km downstream of the dam site with a network of canals on eastern and western sides...

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Flood Control/Management

A flood cushion of 3.0 m has been proposed in the reservoir of Sapta Kosi High Dam for flood control of tarai area in Nepal and flood prone areas of Bihar...

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