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WHITEOAK BAYOU. Whiteoak Bayou rises just east of Satsuma in north Harris County (at 29°56' N, 95°38' W) and runs southeast for 31½ miles to its mouth on Buffalo Bayou (at 29°46' N, 95°21' W). The bayou runs through flat to rolling terrain with local dissections and deep to shallow sandy and clay loam soils. It is partly flanked by the heavily wooded area of northern Harris County but also passes through a densely populated area of the city of Houston. As one of the city's major bayous, Whiteoak Bayou suffered from flooding and pollution problems as a result of the unusually rapid growth of the Houston metropolitan area during the decade of the 1970s.


Houston Chronicle, November 29, 1985.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"WHITEOAK BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.