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Drought unearths large dinosaur tracks in Texas river

Workers and volunteers at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas, recently re-discovered one of the longest dinosaur trackways in the world.

The tracks re-appeared in the Paluxy River after the recent drought causing the river to “pretty much go dry” according to park workers.

“What’s cool about the river is what you’ll find in the river. Sweep a little bit of the dirt and dust away and this is what you’ll find… dinosaur tracks,” he said in a video posted to social media. “These are normally underwater so you don’t easily get to see these… well in shallow water, covered in dirt and silt.” 

The dinosaur tracks were cleaned for a mapping project but are most likely covered again with the recent heavy rainfall that passed through Texas.

“These are normally underwater so you don’t easily get to see these… well in shallow water, covered in dirt and silt,” he said.

The 1,587-acre Dinosaur Valley State Park opened in 1972 with the mission to preserve the valuable dinosaur track sites and to allow people to learn from and enjoy them.

Dinosaur Valley State Park is located at 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, Texas. 

PHOTO: Dinosaur Valley State Park