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Lake Okeechobee Day 2..Jim Young, from Angola, Ind., checks the tip of his fishing pole to make.sure his line is clear while fishing in the shadow of the Moore Haven.spillway recently. The gateway holds back the waters of Lake Okeechobee.and has dumped billions of gallons of nutrient-rich lake water into the.Caloosahatchee River, spurring algae blooms in Lee County waters. A head.stone on a mass grave in the Port Mayaca Cemetery is one of the few.reminders of the loss of life during the Sept. 16, 1928, hurricane,.which killed an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people... Erik Kellar/Staff