Almonds do use a ton of water. But that's nothing compared to the estimates I've read for cattle. Even when corrected for weight, cattle still use twice the water as almonds.
I'd be happy if they cut alfalfa, cattle, and almonds from California though. Everyone argues that they make a ton of our food. So we go without for the time being, prices rise, and someone else comes in because it's profitable for them to do so. And then add meters for all residential and businesses (I hear it's a mixed bag) so people start paying for their usage and not access.