Highland Road Community Park
—Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —Bayou Fountain was once connected to the Mississippi River when springtime flooding flowed over the natural levees just below downtown Baton Rouge, entering the swamps to the east of the river.Bayou is a word used frequently to describe waterbodies commonly found in Louisiana's Mississippi and Atchafalaya river deltas. Bayous are typically found in flat, low-lying areas and can be slow-moving streams, rivers, marshes or wetlands. Those close to the coast reverse course on a daily basis, responding to tidal influences from the Gulf of Mexico. Bayous are sometimes anabranches, or minor, very slow-moving parts of a braided river—a network of channels separated by small and often temporary islands—and they support a variety of crustaceans, fish, reptiles, birds and mammal life.
|Placed By||State of Louisiana and National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 684700 N 3358840|
|Decimal Degrees||30.34735000, -91.07841667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 20.841', W 91° 4.705'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 20' 50.46" N, 91° 4' 42.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13600-14098 LA-42, Baton Rouge LA 70810, US|
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