Crow River reaching historic high levels, town of Delano not evacuating

By KBJR News 1

June 21, 2014 Updated Jun 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM CDT

Delano, MN (NNCNOW.com) - After considerable rainfall this week, water levels of the Crow River in Minnesota are at their highest in 50 years, and they're expected to get even higher.

The National Weather Service says water levels may reach up to 20.6 ft. Sunday--the highest ever recorded in summer--and the second highest in history.

The town of Delano is not evacuating. Experts say the dike system should prevent major flooding as long as levels stay below 21 feet.

However driver should be cautious in low-lying areas, and officials recommend residents plug their sanitary sewer drains.

Experts predict that the river will crest around 3 PM Sunday.