- n. Plural form of bayou.
“One of the chief reasons for removing old, oil and gas wells from south Louisiana's lakes and bayous is that those areas are vulnerable to storms and hurricanes, and any collapse in structures could threaten the public, Lopez said.”
“And if you are anywhere below that level, you are going to get water in Houston proper, because of those drainage ditches that they call bayous and we will watch those go up all night tonight, 100-mile-per-hour, maybe 95 - mile-per-hour winds in downtown Houston.”
“These are termed bayous, and are found everywhere along the river, below the mouth of the Ohio.”
“It does - I lived there for 12 years (and yes, fishing on the bayous is a wonderful, peaceful experience on early summer mornings before it gets too hot) - but it clearly has some of the problems the rest of the South has, made painfully clear by Hurricane Katrina's grisly aftermath.”
“Many of them, to obtain shelter from the shells and canister shot of the Federal fleet, had taken refuge in the "bayous" which lie not far from the river in many places; and they looked like half drowned rats as they came on board the Louisiana.”
“Mississippi is cut up by innumerable streams and "bayous" or marshy creeks, winding and intersecting amid a dense growth of cedars.”
“And they have tried to remove it--from the open Gulf all the way to the coasts and bayous.”
“A third of Louisiana's residents get their water from surface water--lakes, rivers and bayous--while two-thirds drink water that comes from wells and is pumped out of aquifers.”
“The magical spring season should soon bring warm waters teeming with life back to the region’s marshy bayous and sandy shores.”
“Louisiana loses a football field of wetlands every 45 minutes -- and nearly 60 percent of that is attributed to the oil and gas activity that has ravaged our beloved bayous for years.”
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