Inlet (Water Overlay)

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Inlets are points where water is either added to or removed from the hydrological model. It will add or remove water at a defined maximum rate, with optional thresholds for the amount of water to add or remove.

Waterwizard icon inlet.png An inlet is a point-based construction.

Icon Attribute Unit Description Default value
Waterwizard icon inlet q.png INLET_Q m3/sec The maximum amount of water flowing into the model through this inlet. A negative value means the construction functions as an outlet, and water is removed from the hydrological model. 0
Waterwizard icon inlet capacity.png INLET_CAPACITY m3 The maximum amount of water which can flow in or out through this construction. Water flowing back in the other direction replenishes the capacity. 0
Waterwizard icon lower threshold.png LOWER_THRESHOLD m + datum If a lower threshold is set, water will only flow into the model through this inlet until the water level at the point of this inlet is equal to or greater than the threshold. If the threshold is not set, the amount of water flowing in is not limited in this fashion. None
Waterwizard icon upper threshold.png UPPER_THRESHOLD m + datum If an upper threshold is set, water will only flow out of the model through this outlet until the water level at the point of this inlet is equal to or lower than the threshold. If the threshold is not set, the amount of water flowing out is not limited in this fashion. None

Notes

  • Each Inlet attribute functions as a limit to the flow. If multiple are defined, the flow is limited by the strongest limit. If neither an INLET_Q or any threshold is defined, there will be no flow.
  • A negative INLET_Q changes the Inlet to an Outlet.

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