A settlement is reached regarding the design of the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery

The company who helped design the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery has agreed to pay a settlement.

The settlement amount is 2.9 million dollars and is in regards to the state's claims that there are multiple flaws.

The hatchery was scheduled to open in 2009 but was delayed due to issues with its water filtration system.

The state blamed the designer CH2M Hill and the construction company Alaska Mechanical Inc. for the delays in opening.

As part of the deal, CH2M Hill dismissed its claims for more money from the state for additional, uncompensated work it said it did on the hatchery.

That work was estimated by the Department of Law to cost nearly 2 million dollars.