The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) indicates the potential for forest fires in an area. The index is a value from 0 to 800 where higher values indicate greater drought conditions and chances for fires. When the KBDI is high (600 or higher) or if there are "no burn" orders in effect in the area, ROCK launches are rescheduled or cancelled.



The Florida KBDI information is updated daily and reported on the Florida Forest Service website.