Burn ban in effect through Oct. 25 Posted in: News Bastrop County is currently under a burn ban after action by the Bastrop County Commissioners Court at their most recent meeting.The county’s average Keetch–Byram drought index (KBDI), a measure of drought conditions, hit 601 on September 16; an average KBDI of 600 is when Bastrop County begins considering a burn ban, and a measurement between 600 and 800 is associated with extreme drought and increased wildfire occurrence, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The KBDI had been steadily climbing by a few points each day in the week leading up to the implementation of the burn ban, from 623 on ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!