Bayous Affected by the Oil Spill

One of the earliest concerns associated with the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill was its potentially enormous environmental impact on the bayous of the Gulf Coast. The bayou system stretches generally from Southeast Texas, through Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, to the Everglades of Florida. Within a few weeks of the oil spill, tar balls began appearing in Louisiana’s bayous, wreaking havoc on the system’s delicate eco system.

Because the Deepwater Horizon was just 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana, oil seeped far and wide across the bayou system, affecting both the ecology and the economies of these regions. If you have been negatively affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, contact the oil spill lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

Irreparable Damage Done

According to many experts, the massive oil spill quickly did virtually irreparable damage to the fragile eco system of Louisiana’s bayous, threatening the balance of Louisiana’s main natural defense from the weather of the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, shrimping and fishing industries could be put in jeopardy.

The bayous of Louisiana are essentially halfway between coast and ocean – a thin strip of land submerged in water, held together by roots and chute plants. Some of the many bayou areas that may be affected by the spill include:

  • Bayou La Batre
  • Bayou Chaland
  • Bayou Lafourche
  • Bayou St. John

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have surfaced in the areas around the bayous, spelling potentially irreversible damage to the area’s delicate eco system.

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If you or someone you love has been affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please contact the dedicated oil-spill attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

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