Daraundi River

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Daraundi River
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Native nameDaraundi Khola  (Nepali)
Physical characteristics
Mouth Marshyangdi river
Abun Khaireni
27°54′20″N84°32′47″E / 27.90555°N 84.54641°E / 27.90555; 84.54641 Coordinates: 27°54′20″N84°32′47″E / 27.90555°N 84.54641°E / 27.90555; 84.54641

The Daraundi River (or Daraundi Khola) is a river in Nepal. It is a left tributary of the Marshyangdi river, which in turn joins the Trishuli River.



The flow from the Daraundi River is used to generate 6 MW electricity at the Daraudi A Hydropower Plant located in the former Muchok, Takumajh Lakuribot and Saurpani VDCs of Gorkha District. The plant has a catchment area upstream from the intake of 224 square kilometres (86 sq mi), and long-term annual average flow at this point of 17.7 cubic metres per second (630 cu ft/s). [1] It was assumed that the Daraundu hydropower project and dam would obstruct migration of fish up the river and severely reduce their population. [2]

Lower section

Rainfall station #441 is at Naya Sanghu in the Daraundi basin, with a catchment area of 376 metres (1,234 ft). The runoff-rainfall ratio is 1.03. [3] The Daraundi Khola joins the Marshyangdi river at Abun Khaireni about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) upstream from the tailrace of the Marshyangdi dam. [4]


    1. Daraudi-'A' Hydroelectric Project ... Kalika.
    2. Asian Development Bank 2018, PT61.
    3. Bhusal, Bajracharya & Bagale 2008, p. 2.
    4. Asian Development Bank 2018, PT60–PT61.


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