Concerned with the shortage of water in the Lázaro Cárdenas hydro-agricultural perimeter, the government of the state of Michoacán, Mexico, was seeking a solution to the problem. TPF Engineering was called upon to evaluate the water availability of two rivers in the region. It began by elaborating the pilot study and design for a dam and a canal to independently supply water to 29,652 ac of land, located in the area farthest from the water sources. TPF Engineering was then commissioned to elaborate the detailed design and provide technical support for the implementation of the canal, with an outflow of 12.5 m3/s and approximately 22 mi in length. The project presented major engineering challenges, given the adverse topographic and geotechnical conditions.