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Dinosaur tracks uncovered near Grapevine Lake

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Archeologists and students gathered at Grapevine Lake Friday to check out some dinosaur tracks.

These fossils were discovered along the bank of the lake in 2006. They were uncovered because the lake level had significantly dropped.

But the Army Corps of Engineers covered them up again with gunnite and dirt because spectators and amateur archeologists were damaging them.

The footprints were uncovered again this week thanks to a low waterline and a grant from a Southlake teacher to help her students study them.

Crews and students spent the day making molds and digitally mapping the area.

Rain cut their field trip short and the Corps of Engineers will cover the tracks again early next week, but the students still hope to use what they've collected to set up an environmental center so others can have the same pre-historic experience.

Tracks were first found at Grapevine Lake sometime in the early 1980s. Since then more dinosaur discoveries have been made each time the lake level drops.

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