It makes perfect sense when you think about it.
Everything rolls downhill.
So, depending on the landscape, it may end up in the nearest lake. In our case, that's Lake Superior.
A fascinating partnership exists with the US Forest Service and Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute), a company that develops geographic information systems (GIS) that provide a variety of mapping functions.
So not only can we learn more about the connections between land and water (and water quality), Dr Hobie Perry says it's providing a new way "to finish our science" by making the data more available to the public.
For a look at the information called Linking Land and Water, click here.