The Mat-Su borough is answering more questions about why they didn't try to stop a house in Butte from falling into the Matanuska River earlier this week.
That home had held on to the banks of the river for more than a week before erosion finally took the house away.
The house didn't get far --- it's now stuck just about a mile down from where it fell in.
A lot of neighbors wondered why the borough couldn't stop the house from sinking in, since they had weeks of warning.
The borough says they're job is to educate people about flood insurance, the dangers of erosion, and building homes along the Matanuska River -- calling it a more proactive approach.
They say because of private property issues, there's really nothing they can do if a home is in danger of falling into a river, and they say they have no budget to move homes.
"If somebody's house starts being threatened and potentially going away, it's not something we fund for or even have the ability to move somebody's house," said Alex Strawn with the Mat-Su Borough.
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