CARANCAHUA BAYOU. Carancahua (Karankawa) Bayou rises south of the Sarah White oilfield and east of the Brazoria county line in southwestern Galveston County (at 29°17' N, 95°06' W) and flows 6½ miles southeast, through Carancahua Lake and across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, to its mouth on West Bay, two miles northeast of the Brazoria county line (at 29°14' N, 95°01' W). It flows first through low-rolling to flat terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports hardwoods and pines, then descends to a brackish saltwater marsh where rushes and grasses grow.
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