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Environment of the Southeast Vocabulary

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A group of workers who are trying to get better working conditions
labor union
A river that flows into another, larger river
tributary
A crop grown to be sold for money
cash crop
The area where a river empties into an ocean or other large body of water
mouth
A natural resource dug out of the ground by miners; a black or brown mineral
coal
The starting point of a river
source
The business of growing crops and raising animals
agriculture
Land formed by the soil a river deposits as it flows into another body of water
delta
A place where ships load and unload goods
port
All the land drained by a river and its tributaries
river basin
The use of ditches or pipes to bring water to fields
irrigation
The number of days in a year when the weather is warm enough for crops to grow
growing season
People on vacation visiting areas
tourists
Fine dirt that settles on the bottom of a river
silt
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