The summer drought has uncovered dinosaur tracks on the bed of Paluxy River in North Texas according to a NBCDFW article. They say,


“The summer drought has led to something good for North Texas history buffs. Newly uncovered dinosaur tracks have emerged from the bed of the Paluxy River which snakes through Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. 


The river is known worldwide for the spectacularly preserved tracks left by sauropods and theropods that roamed the area more than 100 million years ago.”


The tracks belonged to a bipedal dinosaur named Acrocathosaurus but the tracks are said to expire soon according to a CNET article. They say,


“Most of the tracks that appeared in the river belong to a bipedal theropod called Acrocanthosaurus, which would have stood around 15 feet (4.6 meters) tall and weighed up to seven tons.


The visibility of the tracks won’t last. The park closed trails on Monday due to rain, but reopened them on Wednesday, saying the tracks were still visible. The park encourages reservations since it often reaches visitor capacity.”


The tracks will be preserved for the future, however, due to the sediments protecting them from weathering and erosion.