Lower NSV - Shelly's - strainer
Lower NSV was running today, 5/16/10. Low, maybe 200 give or take 25 cfs, but runnable.
There is an almost river-wide tree in the first long class-III rapid below the put-in bridge.
The tree spans from the river-right shore to a big mid-stream boulder - part of it is underwater. It looks like you can sneak the big-boulder to the left (definitely can at higher water) or you can do a left-to-right move between the boulder and the above-water portion of the tree.
Not a very difficult move for a good or experienced boater. But a lot of beginners use this run as a stepping stone. BEGINNERS BEWARE: STAY LEFT and if you swim, SWIM LEFT. Part of it is underwater - and more of it will be as the creek rises.
Unfortunately, I don't think this tree is going to move without a chainsaw.
There was another tree in the water down by the Rock'n'River. I didn't get a good look but it didn't look too bad.