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Lake Okeechobee Day 2.A boat navigates the Lake Okeechobee rim canal. The canal follows the.Herbert Hoover Dike from Moore Haven to Port Mayaca for about 50 miles..During the 2001 drought, the lake dropped to nine feet, making.navigation along the canal tricky. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.tries to keep the lake between 13.5 and 15.5 feet above sea level.. Erik Kellar/Staff