The karst composition of the territories gives the area, in its natural formation, the uniqueness of a visual beauty. The characteristics of the karst material, which is found throughout the plateau, has enabled the formation of 84 lakes which stand like pearls on the surface of Dumre.
They represent a special water complex, which makes the country one of the most important destinations in the list of Albanian water areas. The entire surface coverage of the lakes reaches up to 14.2 km2, with a total water volume of about 24 million m2. Two of them, Dega and Seferan, are designated as natural monuments.
For its natural beauty, Lake of Belsh stands out, with an area of 26.8 hectares, with an extreme depth of 18 meters. Next is Lake Seferan, with 87.5 hectares and extreme depth of 20.8 meters, which is also the largest one in the area of Dumrea. Another lake of special importance is Merhoja, distinguished for its blue water, with an area of 65.5 hectares and a depth of 61 meters.
In the area of Dumrea, there are also two small branches that flow into the Shkumbin river, with water only during the winter season, the stream of Banëlyçi, which is about 8.5 km long, and the stream of Papërri, which is about 7 km long. Dumrea’s lakes make up almost 3% of its territory, although a part of them dries up during the summer season due to high temperatures and the use of water for land irrigation.
It is named after the city and it is one of the largest in the area. It has a magical view that amazes you by its serene blue color when siting to the nearby bars and coffee houses.
It is about 2.7 km and 7 minutes by car far from Belsh. The way that connects Seferan with Belsh is interesting for a walk that can become also as time for spiritual gaining.
To perfectly conclude the beautiful excursion, the visitor can take a relaxing boat ride along Seferan Lake.
The Belsh area has suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of several agricultural crops, especially bread grains, tobacco, vegetables, vines and fruit trees. In this area there is also a development of livestock. The temperatures here are almost the same as those of Elbasan and central Albania in general, with a slight softening in the winter season. The area is known for long sunny days.
In terms of forest vegetation, Dumrea ha not much to say excluding here Marinë forest in which tress are still existing. The main trees typical of this area are Oak, Willow, and Pine tree. The most popular tree that is widespread in the territory is the Willow tree growing around the lakes of Dumrea.
As a matter of fact, before the Second World War, the entire area of Dumrea was covered by forests, where oak trees prevailed. From the 1950s to the 1970s, an extensive process of deforestation of the area was undertaken. The territory of Dumrea was almost entirely changed to agricultural lands, while the amount of cut wood was used for the construction of railways throughout the country. In recent years, a good part of the territory is rediscovering the greenery that has been missing these 50 years. Also, part of the territory is being replanted with grape and olive vineyard.
It has very beautiful views, especially in spring and summer, when the Marina forest near it is green.
The lake it is found at the southeastern side of the area, about 7 minutes by car, and 5.2 km far from Belsh.
Lake Gjoli Prroit të Zi
Lake I Gjazës