Abstract: This GIS dataset covers the four types of decontamination zones for whirling disease in Alberta, and identifies the inherent risk categories for each. These boundaries are to be used by Government of Alberta field staff and industry, as described in the Alberta Decontamination Protocol for Watercraft & Equipment. (1) Confirmed Red Zones are zones with CFIA confirmed positive testing for whirling disease and are based on a 'HUC 10' level as found in the Hydrologic Unit Coded Watersheds of Alberta dataset. Irrigation Red Zones are similar to confirmed red zones, however are based on Irrigation District boundaries and only apply to irrigation canals. (2) Yellow Zones represent high to moderate risk for the introduction/spread of whirling disease due to one or more of the following criteria: susceptible salmonid species present, high recreational activity/use and access to water, and high population base. (3) White Zonesdo not have any confirmed cases of whirling disease and represent lower risk due to lower population base and less activity/use.
Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      82B70782-8391-4A3E-82E6-7457A5E6A543
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
  Character set: 
    Character set code: 
      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Whirling Disease Program, Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  10155 102 St NW, 24th Floor Commerce Place
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T5J 4G8
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  aep.whirl@gov.ab.ca
          Hours of service: 
              Monday to Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2020-08-14
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Topology level: Topology level code: geometryOnly Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: composite Geometric object count: 16
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry Date: Date: Date: 2018-08-29 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: missing Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 6.11(9.3.0.0)
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Whirling Disease (AIS) Decontamination Zones Alternate title: Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Boundaries Date: Date: Date: 2017-06-14 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2020-08-10 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks Position name: Whirling Disease Program, Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 10155 102 St NW, 24th Floor Commerce Place City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J 4G8 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: aep.whirl@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: Monday to Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: This GIS dataset covers the four types of decontamination zones for whirling disease in Alberta, and identifies the inherent risk categories for each. These boundaries are to be used by Government of Alberta field staff and industry, as described in the Alberta Decontamination Protocol for Watercraft & Equipment. (1) Confirmed Red Zones are zones with CFIA confirmed positive testing for whirling disease and are based on a 'HUC 10' level as found in the Hydrologic Unit Coded Watersheds of Alberta dataset. Irrigation Red Zones are similar to confirmed red zones, however are based on Irrigation District boundaries and only apply to irrigation canals. (2) Yellow Zones represent high to moderate risk for the introduction/spread of whirling disease due to one or more of the following criteria: susceptible salmonid species present, high recreational activity/use and access to water, and high population base. (3) White Zonesdo not have any confirmed cases of whirling disease and represent lower risk due to lower population base and less activity/use. Purpose: Whirling Disease (AIS) Decontamination Zones are boundaries created for Government of Alberta field staff in an attempt to minimize the chance of spreading whirling disease or other Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Whirling disease has no impact on human health, but has become an issue for fisheries management in Alberta. Infectious whirling disease spores can be transmitted to other waterbodies through fish and fish parts, and gear or equipment that can transport infected water or mud, and these boundaries represent areas of disease risk and the level of cleaning required to minimize disease transfer.
          
AIS Decontamination Zone boundaries adhere to the document "Decontamination Protocol for Watercraft and Equipment". This Protocol is mandatory for all GOA staff and contractors working in or near water. The document can be found online at: https://www.alberta.ca/stop-whirling-disease.aspx Credit: Alberta Environment and Parks - Licensing and Resource Data and Alberta Whirling Disease Program. Status: Progress code: onGoing Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks Position name: Whirling Disease Program, Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 10155 102 St NW, 24th Floor Commerce Place City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J 4G8 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: aep.whirl@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: Monday to Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Maintenance note: These zone boundaries are reviewed and updated by the whirling disease program when laboratory test results detect whirling disease in wild fish samples. Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Oldman River Keyword: Bow River Keyword: Canada Keyword: Alberta Keyword: Red Deer River Keyword: North Saskatchewan River Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Invasive Species Keyword: Fish Keyword: Salmonid Keyword: Decontamination Keyword: Aquatic Keyword: Watershed Keyword: Waterbodies Keyword: Whirling Disease Keyword: Infected Keyword: Tubifex Keyword: Prevention Keyword: Myxobolus cerebralis Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at https://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage. Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information, found at https://open.alberta.ca/licence. Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified User note: Public/Unrestricted Classification system: GOA Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Decontamination Protocol for Watercraft and Equipment - Alberta Environment and Parks Alternate title: Alberta Decontamination Protocol, August 2017 Date: Date: Date: 2017-08-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing ISBN: 978-1-4601-3498-6 Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 5000 Spatial resolution: Resolution: Distance: uom: m 50 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: environment Environment description: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.7.1.11595 Extent: Extent: Description: Decontamination zones were first created in Spring 2017, after the discovery of whirling disease in Banff National Park in August 2016. Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 2017-06-14T00:00:00 End date: 2019-01-30T00:00:00 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -120 East bound longitude: -110 South bound latitude: 49 North bound latitude: 60
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Content info:

Feature catalogue description: Compliance code: false Language: Language Code: eng Included with dataset: true Feature types: missing Feature catalogue citation: Citation: Title: Whirling Disease Decontamination Zones Date: Date: Date: 2019-01-23 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: KMZ Version: 10.7.1 File decompression technique: ZIP Distribution format: Format: Name: SHP Version: 10.7.1 File decompression technique: ZIP Distribution format: Format: Name: FGDB Version: 10.7.1 File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place Delivery point: 9820 - 106 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: Monday to Friday 8:15am - 4:30pm Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 12.7 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AEP_FW/WD_DecontaminationZones_KMZ_SHP.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Whirling Disease Decontamination Zones KMZ/SHP Description: Whirling Disease Decontamination Zones KMZ and SHP files (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 2.98 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.gov.ab.ca/env/gda/AEP_FW/WD_DecontaminationZones_FGDB.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Whirling Disease Decontamination Zones FGDB Description: Whirling Disease Decontamination Zones FGDB (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: These zones are based on the HUC Watersheds of Alberta and Irrigation Districts datasets. Red Zones are HUC 10 watersheds that contain fish samples that tested positive for whirling disease, and Irrigation Red Zones (that apply only to man-made irrigation canals within the zone) are based on Irrigation Districts that are adjacent to Red Zones or known areas where the spread of whirling disease is high. Source: Source: Description: The Irrigation District dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent the Irrigation Districts of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (former Agriculture and Rural Development) established under the Irrigation Districts Act to (a) convey and deliver water through the irrigation works, (b) divert and use quantities of water in accordance with the terms and conditions of its license, (c) to construct, operate and maintain the irrigation works and, (d) to maintain and promote the economic viability of the area. Source citation: Citation: Title: Irrigation Districts in Alberta Date: Date: Date: 2018-09-11 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: missing Source: Source: Description: The Hydrologic Unit Code Watersheds of Alberta collection of feature classes is intended to define hydrologic units that form a standardized baseline which covers the province of Alberta. Successively smaller hydrologic units are nested within larger hydrologic units to create hierarchal watershed boundaries. These standard units are based on sound hydrologic principles (flow direction) and have been reconciled between and within the feature classes that form the dataset. Existing high resolution watersheds or catchment polygons have been collated into larger watershed units to achieve the hierarchical, nested polygon dataset structure. Source citation: Citation: Title: Hydrologic Unit Code Watersheds of Alberta Date: Date: Date: 2017-06-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: missing
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded
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