Owl Springs, New Mexico

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A spring located along Indian Service Route 32 in the Navajo Nation Reservation and near Shiprock and Narbona Pass in San Juan County, New Mexico. Springs are areas on the landscape where groundwater is pushed to the surface, either by gravity or pressure, through unconsolidated sediment or fractures in the bedrock. They often manifest as ponds or seeps of water on the surface.

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