Cost Path Tool/Raindrop

Discussion created by ericstarn on May 3, 2012
Latest reply on May 3, 2012 by ericstarn
I am trying to display the route that storm water would travel over a surface (DEM) or a raindrop. Finding intel from another thread I have used the Cost Path Tool to create such an output.
However, my outputs are usually very short (5 - 50 feet)
After further reading, I tried to fix the DEM by using the fill tool to eliminate sinks but again with the same result.

I am envision being to able to display the path longer.
Displaying the path to a relevant water body (wetland, river, lake).

Am I miss guided in this?

If not, what are some possible solutions to this problem?