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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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An EPA press release said the Bayou Auguste restoration has already improved Gulf health, establishing plant communities that serve as a food source, breeding ground and natural cover for many marine and avian animal species.
With papers like the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Wove using Points Mentioned, Larson said, "News Bayou takes Points Mentioned a step further and takes your location and gives you all the stories in your area."
These amendments will allow the company to pursue further drilling opportunities in Turner Bayou, whether targeting the Austin Chalk formation or the shallower Middle Wilcox, through to the Maturity Date.
The Cassidy Bayou Art and Culture Foundation was also created as the nonprofit arm to provide the community and area schools with cultural events and educational outreach through seminars, art classes and competitions, and excursions.
Despite such impacts, the four species of concern have persisted in the upper portions of Anacoco Bayou and at one locality in Toro Bayou but are now absent or rare in the lower Sabine River.
Three additional pieces of legislation will attempt to reduce the administrative burden that the Bayou Health program has created for physicians.
Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide funding to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in selected watersheds within the Bayou Bartholomew watershed in Jefferson and Lincoln counties.
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The follow-up to Grammy Award-winning performer Buckwheat Zydeco's popular 1994 album "Choo Choo Boogaloo", Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie is a delightful children's album blending accordion, organ, rub board, and guitar into an enthusiastic, joyful cacophony.
The highest values of total invertebrate density on average were found in Bayou Cumbest (168.73 [m.sup.-2]), followed by Bayou Heron (85.78 [m.sup.-2]), and Bayou Casotte (76.05 [m.sup.-2]).
Libya expects Lebanese President Michel Suleiman to head his country's delegation to the Arab summit in Tripoli next month, according to Libyan government spokesman Mohammed Bayou. In remarks published in the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT Friday, Bayou said, "No one has officially said the Lebanese delegation would be led by any one lower than President Suleiman." The Lebanese leader and his government are under pressure by the large Muslim Shiite community to boycott the summit in protest against Libya's alleged role in the 1978 disappearance of Shiite Imam Musa al-Sadr.
Benjamin, a family physician, founder, and CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Bayou La Batre, AL, was nominated to the post in July by President Obama.