NLCDC
NATIONAL LAKE CONSERVATION

Lake Inventory

The lakes of Nepal consisting different nature with each other are renowned as Water Tower of Asia. NLCDC has prepared the first map-based lake inventory by studying about 700 topographic maps and enlisted 5,358 lakes in Nepal. The eight districts which are rich in lakes are Humla (381), Taplejung (380), Kapilvastu (351), Solukhumbu (339), Dolpa (210), Rupendehi (289), Banke (243) and Dhanusa (230). The following table shows the list of lakes according to altitude: Altitude Number of Lakes Percentage (%) 499 2,712 51 500-2,999 419 8 3,000-3,999 116 2 4,000 2,111 39 Total   5,358 100 Similarly, NLCDC has documented...[Read More]