The unique Bisri Valley lies between the spectacular mountains of Chouf and Jezzine.

The Barouk and Aray Rivers join together at the eastern edge of the valley, creating Al Awwali River that crosses the plain all the way to Saida, allowing for an extensive agricultural activity to develop.

The valley’s wide variety of fauna and flora includes endless rows of Carob trees, Pine forests, Olive groves and fruit tree orchards. The agricultural production of Bisri Valley supplies  the country with a considerable amount of the national stock of strawberries, beans, roses and more. 

Bisri Valley is home to many historic roads that have always connected the coastal areas with the inner mountains and Bekaa. Thus, Bisri is rich with ruins of the Roman, Persian, Byzantine, Mamluk and Ottoman eras. A Roman temple with spectacular columns remains partly submerged beneath the valley's sediments. Numerous tombs, bridges, and other historic remains prove not only the geographic importance of the area, but also its distinctive cultural symbolic and religious significance.

In 2015, the government signed an agreement with the World Bank to finance the construction of the Bisri dam. This project is part of the Awali program to develop the water supply network in the Beirut and Mount Lebanon regions for a total of $ 617 million.

Based on recent studies and researches, Bisri dam is not recommended as it threatens the life of hundreds of people by putting in danger their villages especially that it's planned to be built on a famous fault called Roum. Not to forget all the richness of historic monuments, natural reserve, plants and trees that we will be losing.

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