Setting Rain Alerts

A separate section of the WQData LIVE Alarm tool allows G2-RAIN users to configure Rain Alerts that notify project users any time a rain event has occurred.

  1. Access this feature by navigating to ADMIN | Alarms at the top of the project dashboard.

ADMIN | Alarms settings.


  1. Expand the Rain Alerts section by clicking on the gray bar (if it is not already showing).  Click ADD RAIN ALERT.

Expanded Rain Alerts section.


  1. The Add New Rain Alert menu contains several user-customizable options:
    1. General Info – Entry of name and description for the alarm and setting the enable/disable status.

Add New Rain Alert | General Info menu.


    1. Rain Event Conditions – Set the event conditions to trigger an alarm:
      • Total Rain Parameter – Choose the data logger and specific parameter that will trigger the rain event.
      • Total Rain Threshold – Any precipitation amount that is larger than the value entered will trigger a rain event.
      • Total Rain Window –  The time in which the Total Rain Threshold value must be met or exceeded for alarm to be triggered.
      • Event ends after – The length of time that must pass with no precipitation to end a rain event.
      • Qualifying Rain Event has – Set the dry period (rain below threshold value) duration necessary to begin a new rain event.
      • And there is – Time the logger must go without recording any rain during a dry period to begin a new rain event.

Rain Event Conditions menu.


    1. Trigger Action – The trigger action for the alarm is optional and allows the user to specify who will be notified via email when the alarm is triggered.
      • The Recipient Type can either be individual emails that are entered in the Recipients box or a user-generated Group. A Group can either be selected from previously created groups, or a new group can be added.
      • The Message gives the group or individuals a summary of what the alarm means and will be included with the email each time an alarm is triggered.
        • The message box can be expanded by clicking on the diagonal lines in the lower right hand corner of the box and dragging them outward.

Trigger Action configuration menu.


    1. Reset Action – Optional email notification when the rain event has concluded and the alarm has been reset.
      • Parameters are the same as those for the Trigger Action.

Reset Action configuration menu.


  1. Once the desired changes are made, click SAVE at the bottom of the page.