The aim of the presented research was to evaluate the effect of ATM of different resolution to the extraction of drainage lines. It is assumed that the smaller the mesh opening is, the more accurately terrain model reflects the reality. Moreover, obtained data (here: flow lines) will be more accurate. However, disposal of a huge amount of data significantly influences the reduction of computational power. should be considered if by changing the size of the mesh and thereby reducing the resolution of DTM can be obtained equally good results. To conduct research which assess the suitability of DTM were used materials collected in CODGiK (Geodesic and Cartographic Documentation Center). Obtained under the project ISOK (IT system of the Country?s Protection Against Extreme Hazards). As the source of data were used text files in ASCII format, containing the height of points with a regular grid with resolution of 1 meter. Next, they were generalized to GRID with a mesh aperture of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 meters. In the next step drain lines were generated, which been the subject of analysis to DTM of different resolution. In order to define the accuracy of the results, the course of the flow lines was compared with the drainage lines obtained as a result of direct measurement. Three text Fields with different characteristic were used to present experimental works. The results show that the biggest similarity of delineated flow lines with the real course of drainage line, was obtained for the area of prominent river valley. However, areas of broad and flat valleys are the most difficult to hydrological analysis (and thereby to delineate flow lines).