TVARiver Neighbors Looks at Impacts of Dry Conditions The April 2006 issue of TVA River Neighbors a newsletter for people who use TVA-managed reservoirs is now available. The lead story in the new issue looks at how continued dry weather could affect tributary reservoir levels this summer. TVAs manager of River Forecasting, Randy Kerr, says TVA is hoping for some wet weather in the TennesseeValley in the next few weeks. We got some much needed rain in early April, but well need a lot more to hit the June 1 targets for the summer recreation season on some tributary reservoirs, he says. For the past seven months, rainfall in the region is six inches below normal. Other river-system news in this issue includes the following: Answers about TVAs hydroelectric generating schedules, A report on successful partnerships for water-quality improvement across the Valley An article about a new trail for mountain bikers atop RaccoonMountain near Chattanooga How to help protect water quality by incorporating an attractive rain garden into your landscaping plans A look at how TVAs new reservoir-operating policy may prove beneficial for the reservoirs sportfish What TVA Marine Patrol officers do and how reservoir users benefit from the officers work TVAs efforts to help count and protect bald eagles Tips for clean, safe boating TVA River Neighbors is published three times a year and is available on TVAs public Web site at http://www.tva.com/river/neighbors/. The site includes a comment form visitors can use to provide feedback on the newsletters and suggest topics for future issues.