Comal County’s Burn Ban Is Gone for Good This Time

KBDI map
Image courtesy of Comal County.

Comal County’s burn ban is gone — for good.

Today’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is 115 points, said county spokesperson Cary Zayas. The burn ban is canceled.

“We finally got some much-needed rain and a break from the burn ban we’ve been under for months,” she said.

Because of heavy rains last week, the county on Friday temporarily lifted the ban but only through Sunday after the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) fell to 477 points, well below the 500 mark that triggers a burn ban.

The drought index is based on a daily water balance, where a drought factor is balanced with precipitation and soil moisture.

The drought index ranges from 0 to 800, where a drought index of 0 represents no moisture depletion, and an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions.

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