>Please see the following message from Brad Chase at DMF:
>"Also, DCR is going ahead with plans to replace the
>Mystic Lake dam. This reconstruction will include a fishway. We
>will work with them on the design and are excited about the chance to
>expand that population into the upper lake."
That's an interesting tidbit. The dam between the Upper and Lower
Mystic lakes is another possible "mystic crossing".
It's 300 feet the short way, but 3 miles the long way because you're not
allowed to use the dam. The big challenge here is cultural. Wealthy
homes and a boat club are on one side. The other side is a parking lot
that attracts people with much lower incomes.
Perhaps the design of the new dam could anticipate a pedestrian
crossing, even if it is not immediately open to the public.