Severe Drought In Texas Park Uncovers 113-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tracks

Severe Drought In Texas Park Uncovers 113-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tracks

Due to the excessive drought conditions this past summer, the Paluxy River that runs through the park dried up in several areas exposing the undiscovered mysteries for the humans.

The observers say, the park was once on the edge of an ancient ocean, and dinosaurs left footprints in the muds of Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, southwest of Dallas. According to reports, the tracks were made by Acrocanthosaurus, which weighed nearly seven tons (6,350 kilograms) as an adult and stood 15 feet (4.5 meters) tall. And another dinosaur, Sauroposeidon, which measured 60 feet tall and weighed 44 tons in adulthood. The dinosaur tracks are aged around 113 million years.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issued a statement as –

Due to the excessive drought conditions this past summer, the river dried up completely in most locations, allowing for more tracks to be uncovered here in the park,

Under normal river conditions, these newer tracks are underwater and are commonly filled in with sediment, making them buried and not as visible,

While they will soon be buried again by the rain and the river, Dinosaur Valley State Park will continue to protect these 113-million-year-old tracks not only for present but future generations,

However, the exciting discovery is not expected to last long as the rain is in the forecast. Therefore, the recently discovered tracks will be covered underwater once more. It is usually underwater and commonly filled with sediment, rendering them invisible when the river is full of water.

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