note Don't think it was eight last weekend
I stopped by FT last Saturday and Sunday when the dam was supposedly spilling. It's hard to gauge the level there, but Muffin Top and the beach below it looked to have less water than even a 5 inch release. I heard the same news about the stick reading 8, but it didn't look that way to me. I'd guess it was 4".

Hopefully that's not the case for the Baddle tomorrow. When I swim, I like it to be at least 11"!