Photo from Google Earth of Two Rivers Bridge.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Boat owners have the ultimate responsibility to clean up the flooded debris, according to the Corps of Engineers.
Docks and other debris, belonging to River Valley Marina, became entangled in the river during a flood in May of 2011.
Some of the debris was just recently cleaned up.
Three large pieces of flotsam remain in the river, including a half-submerged houseboat which is visible from the I-430 Bridge and Two Rivers Bridge.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contacted River Valley Marina and gave them a deadline to submit a plan for clean-up.
The marina stated they have complied, but added that the remaining debris belongs to the individual boat owners.
On Wednesday, THV received an update from Laurie Driver, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"Those boats are owned by individuals and we sent them a letter saying, 'You have a responsibility to clean that up.' We haven't gotten a response back from them yet," Driver said.
The Corps did not give those boat owners a specific deadline, but Driver says the Corps will follow up within a month if they do not hear back.
THV filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Corps to obtain the names of those boat owners. THV has learned the boat owners live in Arkansas.
So what would it take to remove this houseboat from the river?
THV contacted a salvage company in Vicksburg, Mississippi on Wednesday, sending several pictures of the Little Maumelle River debris. This is a company that helped with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Katrina.
The company manager estimated removing the houseboat would likely be a two-day project. They charge $20,000 a day.
Last week, the Corps of Engineers went out on the river and inspected the remaining debris up close.
River Valley Marina asked the Corps of Engineers to release them from all financial liability. So far that has not happened.