Re "Dry winter ahead, state's experimental forecast warns" (Our Region, Nov. 30): Another year of drought? No worries. We'll just pump more water from that infinite source, the underground aquifer. That seems to be the attitude of the wine industry that continues to deeply rip the land around Galt, Lodi, Elk Grove and Herald. And these are not mom-and-pop operations at work. I am all for agriculture that puts food on our tables, not wine on tables in China. Water is a precious resource that is not being recharged due to drought. You only need to look at what is happening in Paso Robles to see our future here in the Sacramento Valley. Perhaps the pumping of groundwater needs to be regulated. At least, regulate the wine industry's pumping of water. But that will not happen because too many of our leaders in Sacramento get toasted on free wine.
-- Mike Nelson, Galt