MRCC Vegetation Impact Program

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Keetch-Byram Drought Index 

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The Keetch-Bryam Drought Index (KBDI) is one of the few daily indices used to monitor drought.  It is most often utilized in the wildfire community, for it can give a real-time indication of the drying potential for the finer fuels such as grasses and shrubs.  While most commonly used to monitor the risk for wildfire ignition, because it is one of the only drought monitoring indices that are updated on a daily basis, it also offers the potential for many other vegetation applications. To learn more, see our "About Keetch-Byram Drought Index" page.

Modified Stress Degree Days for Corn
Keetch-Byram Drought Index, Departure from Normal

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