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PALO GAUCHO BAYOU. Palo Gaucho Bayou rises (at 31°33' N, 94°02' W) in northeastern San Augustine County four miles northeast of San Augustine. Before the development of the Toledo Bend Reservoir, the stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, ran southeast for thirty-one miles to its mouth (at 31°25' N, 93°42' W) on the Sabine River, in eastern Sabine County. Toledo Bend Reservoir inundated the lower reaches of the bayou. The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with pine and hardwood trees, and the nearly level to moderately steep terrain is surfaced by loam, sand, and clay. The area is used predominantly for agriculture and as forest land.

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