I drove across a good portion of the southern Central Flyway last week and my eyewitness account confirms that conditions are dry. The Arkansas River was barely a trickle in eastern Colorado and the same goes for the south fork of the Republican and the South Platte rivers. There are pockets of moisture here and there, and, because they are few and far between, I expect they'll end up holding a lot of waterfowl. In fact, I predict that will be a season-long trend. Find water, no matter how small, and you're going to find ducks. To illustrate my point, last Tuesday, in northeast New Mexico, I flushed about 20 blue-winged teal off a small puddle created by a leaking stock tank.