The purpose of the Storm Surge Suppression Study is to investigate the feasibility of reducing the vulnerability of the upper Texas coast to storm surge and flood damages. The intent of this study is to develop a plan to protect the life, health, and safety of the community, and provide environmental and economic resilience within the study region. This will be achieved through study and analysis of integrated flood damage reduction systems comprised of natural or nature-based features, as well as structural and nonstructural alternatives. The study will examine the technical, environmental, social, and economic factors that will determine a cost-effective and efficient set of alternatives for flood damage reduction and surge suppression to help protect the six-county region. The study outcomes are critical to informing the general public of the potential risks associated with living and operating within this region and to solicit future support to procure the necessary resources to implement an integrated protection system.