EAST BAY BAYOU
EAST BAY BAYOU. East Bay Bayou rises four miles west of Stowell in eastern Chambers County (at 29°45' N, 94°26' W) and runs south until it merges with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in northern Galveston County. East Bay Bayou then follows this waterway to the southwest for five miles before emptying into East Bay (at 29°33' N, 94°28' W). The soil and wildlife vary along the seventeen-mile course of the bayou. The poor, impermeable, clay soil at the bayou's source and along its first few miles is good for grasses, legumes, herbaceous plants, hardwood trees, shrubs, and wetland vegetation such as smartweed, millet, rushes, and sedges; this habitat is suited for quail, rabbit, meadowlarks, deer, turkeys, and squirrels. The whole bayou is well suited for ducks, geese, cranes, mink, nutria, and muskrat.