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MUD BAYOU. Mud Bayou rises thirty miles southwest of Beaumont in southwestern Jefferson County (at 29°37' N, 94°18' W) and runs west for twelve miles, entering Chambers County and forming part of the boundary between Chambers and Galveston counties, before reaching its mouth on East Bay Bayou, two miles northwest of High Island (at 29°36' N, 94°25' W). Mud Bayou cuts through the low-lying marshes typical of the nearby Texas Gulf Coast. Croplands provide the dominant vegetation in the area.

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