Confirmed detections of whirling disease – Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Parks Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks are working closely together to determine the appropriate disease control response to the detection of whirling disease in Alberta.

Please see the notice to industry about the zoning of Alberta for whirling disease and permit requirements.

Locations infected with whirling disease

Year Date confirmed Location
2018 March 5 Clearwater County – Alford Creek (upstream of the confluence of Alford Creek with Clearwater River)
2018 March 5 Clearwater County – Clear Creek (near the culvert under Range Road 61)
2018 March 5 Clearwater County – Mud Creek (near the bridge on Range Road 63)
2018 March 5 Clearwater County – Prairie Creek (near the bridge on Range Road 80)
2018 March 5 Clearwater County – Swan Creek (downstream of Swan Lake)
2017 September 29 Clearwater County – North Saskatchewan River (near the railway bridge located upstream of Rocky Mountain House)
2017 June 23 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Grease Creek (upstream of the bridge on Secondary Highway 579)
2017 June 13 Clearwater County – North Raven River (upstream of the bridge on Secondary Highway 761)
2017 June 13 Mountain View County – Silver Creek (upstream of the bridge on Secondary Highway 579)
2017 June 13 Mountain View County – Little Red Deer River (confluence of Little Red Deer River and Silver Creek)
2017 April 4 Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 – Crowsnest River (confluence of Crowsnest River and Todd Creek)
2017 April 4 Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 – Crowsnest River (downstream from the Highway 3 bridge near Lundbreck)
2017 April 4 Municipality of Crowsnest Pass – Crowsnest River (upstream of the confluence of Crowsnest River and Rock Creek)
2016 December 23 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016 December 16 Rocky View County – Bow River (upstream from Wildcat Island)
2016 December 16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Wildcat Island)
2016 December 16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of Jumping Pound Creek and the Bow River)
2016 December 16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Wildcat Island)
2016 December 16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Mitford)
2016 December 6 Wheatland County – Bow River (near Willow Island)
2016 December 6 Wheatland County – Bow River (near Johnson Island)
2016 November 29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016 November 29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016 November 29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016 November 29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River)
2016 November 29 City of Calgary – Elbow River (downstream from the Glenmore Reservoir)
2016 November 29 City of Calgary – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River)
2016 November 29 Rocky View County - Jumpingpound Creek (upstream stream from the confluence of Jumpingpound Creek and the Bow River)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 25 Stoney Nakoda First Nation – Bow River (upstream from Ghost Lake)
2016 November 17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016 November 17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016 November 17 Banff National Park – Bow River (near Harvie Heights)
2016 November 17 Banff National Park – Bow River (near Harvie Heights)
2016 November 17 Banff National Park – Bow River (downstream from Harvie Heights)
2016 November 17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016 November 17 Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 – Bow River (upstream from Exshaw)
2016 October 26 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016 October 26 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016 October 21 Banff National Park – Redearth Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Redearth Creek)
2016 October 21 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016 October 17 Banff National Park – Healy Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Healy Creek)
2016 October 6 Rocky View County – Lott Creek (upstream from the confluence of Lott Creek and the Elbow River)
2016 October 4 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta
2016 September 26 Banff National Park – Spray River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Spray River)
2016 September 26 Banff National Park – Cascade Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Cascade River and Cascade Creek)
2016 September 26 Banff National Park – Carrot Creek (upstream from the confluence of the Cascade River and Carrot Creek)
2016 September 26 Banff National Park – Bow River (near Tunnel Mountain)
2016 September 26 Banff National Park – Lower Cascade River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River)
2016 September 26 Banff National Park – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Carrot Creek)
2016 September 7 Banff National Park – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River)
2016 August 23 Banff National Park – Johnson Lake

Additional detections of whirling disease from the ongoing sampling and testing do not mean the disease is spreading. Whirling disease may have been present for several years.

The Parks Canada web site provides information about whirling disease related restrictions or requirements in Banff National Park.

The Alberta Environment and Parks web site provides information about whirling disease related restrictions or requirements in the Province of Alberta.

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