Finding Grand Bayou // Mislabeled Waterways

By Chakyra Butler Staff Writer With only a few abandoned buildings left in Grand Bayou, it can be a difficult place to find. An internet search for Grand Bayou, Louisiana, pulls up a community in North Louisiana near Shreveport. And when the area is finally found on a map, Google Maps has mislabeled the area's [...]

A Gas Leak // The Evacuation of Grand Bayou

By Emilee Theriot Staff Writer Christmas is a time to spend with loved ones, a time of giving and a time to make new memories, but for John Boudreaux and the Grand Bayou community, Christmas of 2003 was anything but festive.  As the director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness for Assumption Parish, Boudreaux was [...]

Natural Resources // Grand Bayou’s Salt Domes

By Emilee Theriot Staff Writer In addition to a bounty of fish, animals and plant life above ground, the earth beneath Grand Bayou is rich with natural resources like salt domes, natural gas and oil. “Wherever you have a salt dome, somewhere along the line there is oil and gas,” Jerry Rousseau, a Grand Bayou [...]