Concerned with the water scarcity in the Lázaro Cárdenas Hydro-Agricultural Perimeter, the government of the state of Michoacán (Mexico) was searching for a solution to the problem.
TPF ENGENHARIA (former Projetec) was hired to evaluate the water availability of two rivers in the region. The project started with the conception and elaboration of the preliminary plan of a dam and a canal to separately supply water to an area of 12,000 ha, located in regions farther away from the water sources. TPF Engenharia was then commissioned to elaborate the executive project and provide technical support to the implantation of the water main canal, with an outflow of 12,5 m3/s and approximately 35,5 km long. The project presented important engineering challenges, due to the topography and the adverse geotechnical conditions.