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a swampy arm or slow-moving outlet of a lake (term used mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana)

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In total, 1,474 live mussels representing 15 species were collected from Anacoco and Toro bayous (Table 1).
TABLE 1--Species of mussels collected, relative abundance, species richness, and catch-per-unit effort for sites surveyed in Anacoco and Toro bayous, southwestern Louisiana.
There are three distinct bayous sampled in Grand Bay NERR.
From October 2003 to August 2004, macrobenthic invertebrate samples were collected from the sampling sites in Bayous Casotte, Cumbest, and Heron to compare densities and diversity among the bayous.
Elephant ear plants may be ornamental on your coffee table, but in a major Louisiana bayou they re an invasive species that could choke the waterway--the source of drinking water for 300,000 rural residents of the state.
A new water diversion project is sending Mississippi River water down Bayou Lafourche (pronounced "lah-FOOSH"), which empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
ARKANSAS COUNTY (n = 14): Cox Cypress Lake, 16.1 km N of Bayou Meto (Sec.
COLUMBIA COUNTY (n = 9): Dorcheat Bayou at county road, 4.8 km SW of Philadelphia (Sec.
Bayou farewell; the rich life and tragic death of Louisiana's Cajun coast.
Houston has monitored fecal coliform (FC) levels in Buffalo and White Oak Bayous since the early 1980s, primarily to find and fix sanitary sewer leaks.
One site, on Bayou DeView, has more than a few l,000-year-old trees.
Existing data generated from stream monitoring of the city's major bayous are used as baseline information.