During construction of a portion of the Tombigbee Canal near Corinth, Mississippi, southward from Pickwick Lake (Station 13,118+00 to 13,337+50), the Contractor reported various problems, which he termed "differing site conditions." Some of the items considered as problems by the Contractor were: the amount of cherty Paleozoic material was far less than he expected or anticipated, there were deep deposits of bluish muck, the alluvial was not sufficiently stable to place in 1-foot lifts, excessively wet materials made it necessary to shift equipment frequently, the equipment had to travel over bad roads, and the materials had no bearing strength.

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