Rabindra Dhungel, 24 september 2020. The water level in the country’s largest artificial reservoir has risen due to continuous rains for the past three days. Project staff Purna Bahadur Balami informed that the water level in the reservoir of Kulekhani Hydropower Project in Indrasarovar village municipality of Makawanpur has risen by about two meters in a period of 24 hours.
According to Balami, the surface of the reservoir has reached 1,521.21 meters above sea level due to incessant rains in the reservoir area till this morning. At the same time the previous day, the water level was 1,519.48 meters.
The Kulekhani Reservoir has the capacity to store water up to 1,530 meters above sea level. By storing water during the rainy season, other power houses generate electricity here in winter when the production is low. The project generates 60 MW from the first, 32 MW from the second and 14 MW from the third.