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What are bayous?

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2007-07-06 17:29:51

A bayou is a small, slow moving stream or creek. Bayous are

usually located in flat, low-lying areas. Many bayous are home to

crawfish,shrimp, shellfish and catfish. The word bayou was first

recorded used by the French in Louisiana. Bayou is thought to

originate from the Choctow Indian word bayuk which means

"small stream".

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