Dinosaur tracks from 113m years ago exposed by severe drought

Wednesday - 24/08/2022 05:58
A severe drought has exposed 113 million-year-old dinosaur tracks on a riverbed in central Texas.
DINOSAUR VALLEY PARK/PAUL BAKER / Dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas
DINOSAUR VALLEY PARK/PAUL BAKER / Dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas

he massive tracks, which belonged to a single acrocanthosaurus, had not been seen since 2000, as they sat under water and several layers of sediment. 

The tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas are some of the best preserved in the world, said park superintendent Jeff Davis. 

Almost all of Texas is facing a drought according to the US Drought Monitor

Last week, more than 87% of the state was experiencing one of the three most serious drought categories - severe, extreme and exceptional. 

The summer's excessively dry, hot conditions caused a river in the central Texas park to dry out almost entirely, revealing the dinosaur tracks. 


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