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Perennial Pond

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This perennial pond is a rarity in Arches. Most of the terrain is dry, except during and after a rainstorm. After a storm, water collects in depressions in the rocks. These temporary pools, also called potholes, become sources of drinking water for deer and other animals, including microscopic life such as the fairy shrimp.