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RED BAYOU (Bowie County). Red Bayou rises a half mile northeast of Malta in central Bowie County (at 33°29' N, 94°31' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream flows in a northeasterly direction for nine miles, to its mouth on the Red River (at 33°33' N, 94°20' W). The soils through which the creek flows are loamy, and the land is for the most part heavily wooded, predominantly with post oak, blackjack oak, and various other hardwoods. The wooded areas are interspersed with pastures and fields where several kinds of crops are grown.

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