The Polu monastery must now be rebuilt, local Tibetans say.
The plan will send river water from one township to another, with authorities threatening to arrest anyone opposed.
Dopo, 23, calls out for the long life of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in the second self-immolation this year.
Thousands venerate the portrait of the exiled religious leader, who escaped from Tibet almost 20 years ago.
Monks must be proficient in religion and 'politically reliable,' Chinese authorities say.