PHOENIX (AP) - Some annual closures at Arizona lakes and rivers statewide to help bald eagles during the breeding season are being lifted.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Monday that closures at four sites have been removed, effective immediately.
The four areas are at Lake Pleasant, the Verde River near Chasm Creek, Tonto Creek inlet to Roosevelt Lake and Tonto Creek from Gisela to 76 Ranch.
Game and Fish officials say the bald eagles in these areas failed to produce any offspring and won't breed this late in the spring.
All other previously announced closures remain in effect because bald eagle breeding activities are still continuing in those areas.
Authorities say bald eagles are particularly sensitive to human disturbance during the breeding season.
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