DRY BAYOU. Dry Bayou rises seven miles northwest of Angleton in northwest Brazoria County, where the sources of the creek have been dammed to form Harris Reservoir (at 29°14' N, 95°32' W), and runs southwest for 14½ miles to a point where it is joined by Middle Bayou before running into the Brazos River, two miles north of Brazoria (at 29°05' N, 95°35' W). Dry Bayou, which parallels the Brazos River for most of its length, traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
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