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BLACK BAYOU. Black Bayou rises near Springdale Cemetery in northeastern Cass County (at 33°13' N, 94°10' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles to its mouth on Soda Lake in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, just south of the Louisiana-Arkansas state line (at 32°42' N, 93°55' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat to gently rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports grasses and mixed hardwoods and pines.


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"BLACK BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.