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CARANCAHUA BAYOU. Carancahua (Karankawa) Bayou rises south of the Sarah White oilfield and east of the Brazoria county line in southwestern Galveston County (at 29°17' N, 95°06' W) and flows 6½ miles southeast, through Carancahua Lake and across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, to its mouth on West Bay, two miles northeast of the Brazoria county line (at 29°14' N, 95°01' W). It flows first through low-rolling to flat terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports hardwoods and pines, then descends to a brackish saltwater marsh where rushes and grasses grow.


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

"CARANCAHUA BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.