Christopher W. Beightel, P.E.
Program Manager, Water Management Services
Chris Beightel joined the Division of Water Resources in December 2008 as manager of Water Management Services. The program is responsible for a variety of administrative and technical activities related to water resource issues. It is made up of several functional units, including administration, interstate water issues, technical services, basin management and data management. Before working for the Division of Water Resources, Beightel worked for 13 years in various positions, most recently as engineer of tests for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He is a licensed professional engineer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University. He earned certified public manager certification from the University of Kansas Public Management Center. He is from Lawrence.
Lane P. Letourneau, L.G.
Program Manager, Water Appropriation
Lane Letourneau joined the Division of Water Resources in 1987. He held several positions in the Water Appropriation program before becoming program manager in 2006. The Water Appropriation program administers and enforces Kansas statutes related to the beneficial use of water and managing water resources. The program is made up of several functional units, including administration, new applications, change applications, certificates, water use, and compliance and enforcement. The program has field offices in Garden City, Stafford, Stockton and Topeka, as well as a satellite to the Topeka office in Parsons. Before coming to work for the Division of Water Resources, Letourneau worked as an open-hole engineer in the oil field. He is a licensed geologist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Fort Hays State University. He is from Salina.
Chad Voigt joined the Division of Water Resources in 2010. Prior to joining DWR, Chad spent ten years managing the City of Lawrence stormwater program, and another ten years working for engineering consultants in Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. Chad manages the water structures program, which regulates dams, stream modifications, levees and floodplain fills. The program also provides technical assistance and coordination for local communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.