California produces 86% of the avocado crop in the US. Roughly 390 million pounds.
Chipotle uses about 35 million pounds of Avocados per year, or 9% of the total crop by itself.
Any reduction in the crop due to drought loss would have a negative impact on the over-all supply. Hence rationing by price would be the order of the day.
Might be a good time to get into the futures market for Avocados....IF there is one!?!?!
|Drought Map from Washington Post. The avocado map from Mission Avacado|