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PENDLETON — Anglers fishing for trout in McKay Creek, a tributary of the Umatilla River, soon could ncounter a salmon or steelhead.

Salmon and steelhead haven’t spawned in McKay Creek for nearly 30 years, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. But an experimental study is allowing salmon and steelhead access to the lower 6 miles of McKay Creek below McKay Creek Reservoir Dam.

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