Impact of rainfall on the moisture content of large woody fuelsThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
This unreplicated case study evaluates the impact of rainfall on large woody fuels over time. We know that one rainfall event may decrease the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, but this study shows no real increase in fuel moisture in 1,000- hour fuels after just one rainfall. Several rain events over time are required for the moisture content of large woody fuels to increase thereby impacting fire behavior.