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bayou

(bī`ō, bī`o͞o) [Louisiana Fr.; from Choctaw bayuk=small stream], term used mainly in U.S. Gulf states, especially Louisiana and Mississippi, to describe a stationary or sluggishly moving body of water that was once part of a lake, river, or gulf and is swampy or marshy in nature. Bayou is sometimes used as a synonym for oxbow lake, a former meander in a river valley cut off from that stream.

bayou

[′bī‚yü]
(hydrology)
A small, sluggish secondary stream or lake that exists often in an abandoned channel or a river delta.
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The highest values of total invertebrate density on average were found in Bayou Cumbest (168.
The bayou was once a main channel of the Mississippi River (its name means "fork" in French), but it was dammed off in 1904, after area residents complained of the great increase in annual flooding; the entire river to the north had been enclosed with levees to prevent upstream flooding and almost 2,300 miles of riverwater were coursing into the bayou.
Mike Tidwell is a travel writer who hitchhiked his way down the bayous of Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico to learn about life among the Cajun fishermen and shrimpers.
Bayou Bartholomew, the world's longest bayou, begins slightly northwest of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and flows approximately 300 miles before crossing the border of Louisiana and joining the Ouachita River.
Such discharges can occur year round and could enter the bayou during dry weather when bacteria impacts are maximized.
Brays Bayou flows through the southern part of Houston, Harris County, Texas.
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Although labor's record with anticorporate campaigns is mixed (where they are used to the exclusion of or as a substitute for mass action they can demobilize the rank and file), what's worrying business now is a versatile and relentless offensive directed out of La Place, Louisiana, by United Steelworkers Local 9121 against Bayou Steel and RSR, one of the world's largest secondary lead smelters.
We sometimes walked down the road to the camp to try to spot deer and other animals or to check on the bayou that was usually frozen by late December.
La Place, Louisiana Whoever shot at Hank Vasquez, Bayou Steel's chief negotiator, from the tall grass in a secluded spot not far from the steel mill hurt the union, says Ron Ferraro.
Amoco's Chocolate Bayou, TX, petrochemical facility and its Cedar Bayou, TX, polypropylene facility, both of which produce ethylene, propylene, butadiene and polypropylene, were certified.