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On 25 April 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal near the historic town of Gorkha. The earthquake caused numerous landslides and triggered avalanches that caused widespread damage, although much less than what would be expected
Langtang Valley was one of the worst affected by the 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude quakes that hit Nepal on April 25, and 12 May 2015. As in many villages in Nepal, settlements in Langtang Valley suffered substantial to catastrophic damage.
ICIMOD, HELVETAS, Swiss Intercooperation, and ACWADAM visited four village development committees (VDCs) in Dailekh where Water User Master Plans (WUMPs) were implemented by HELVETAS. They identified Baleshwor Water Tower in Paduka VDC for detailed