What are bayous?



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    The term “bayou” has two principal meanings.

    In the first, a “bayou” is one body of water – such as a creek or minor river – that serves as a tributary to another larger body of water.

    In the second, a “bayou” is a marshy, sluggish stream that commonly passes through swampland and/or marsh land.

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    is a body of water typically found in flat, low-lying areas, and can either refer to an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or to a marshy lake or wetland. They are more commonly found in gulf states like Louisiana and Florida. They are home to many endangered species and provide habitat to many old growth swamp trees like the cypress trees.

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