Kamalpokhari Flood Hazard Modelling – Technical Report

Flooding in Pokhara’s Kamalpokhari area is common every monsoon. On top of that, urban expansion in this area is occurring without considering the likely flood hazard. The Kamalpokhari flood hazard modelling was carried out to conduct an analysis of the area with the help of flood model such as HEC-RAS. The model indicated that the flooding was triggered by flood in Kaukhola that overtops the banks and floods towards the low laying area in Kamalpokhari. The simple solution of flooding in Kamalpokhari is to create channel in the upstream of irrigation diversion and demolish the raised diversion and let the stream flow to its natural course.